The 509,147 data centers worldwide occupy 285,831,541 square feet of property.
As web application and social media booms continue to fuel the Internet economy, businesses may view mobile devices as the driver for all that growth. But the mighty data center is what makes it all happen on the back end. It's the workhorse behind the cloud. Emerson Network Power recently pulled together some statistics to provide a picture of how the data center keeps businesses rolling. "Over the last several years, advances in technology, an increased reliance on the internet and social media as well as an increased focus on energy management initiatives have had a significant impact on the data center world," said Scott Barbour, business leader of Emerson Network Power. "Data centers are the unsung heroes."
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