Debunking the Top Data Center Myths

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Myth 2: Data centers are running out of power.

There is a belief that power consumption within data centers is going through the roof, and that soon data centers will reach some maximum point where additional power is unavailable – limiting growth. Reality: We’ll likely run out of physical floor space well before we would ever reach the point where data centers would run out of power. Technology advancements are making compute and networking technologies far more efficient. Thus, while the amount of data being crunched, stored and exchanged in data centers is growing, power use is actually relatively flat.

Data centers provide the very foundation for our increasingly digitized world. Yet, misconceptions persist about data centers, from their role, to how they operate, to why they are located where they are, to what the future holds for them given the rapid pace of technology development. As one of the world’s largest data center providers, Digital Realty is debunking six of the most common myths to help set the record straight.

 

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