The cost of unplanned data center outages is rising as data centers become more valuable to their operators. “A single downtime event now has the potential to significantly impact the profitability – and in extreme cases, the viability – of an enterprise,” said Larry Ponemon, Ph.D., chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute, a research center focused on privacy, data protection and information security policy. “An inadequate data center infrastructure will contribute to recurring downtime events and result in significant financial losses as well as permanent damage to a company’s reputation and customer goodwill,” Ponemon adds.
In this infographic, we look into how much companies are losing for every minute of downtime to a collective large scale outage within their IT network, based on a survey from the Ponemon Institue sponsored by Emerson Network Power. The study looked at 67 data centers with a minimum size of 2,500 sqaure feet across varying industry segments.