What are the top 5 largest data centers in the world?
- 1| China Mobile.
- 2| China Telecom.
- 3| CWL1.
- 4| DuPont Fabros Technology.
- 5| QTS: Atlanta Metro.
- 6| Range International Information Group.
- 7| Switch SuperNAP.
- 8| The Citadel Campus.
How much data is in a data center?
Amount of data actually stored in data centers worldwide from 2015 to 2021 (in exabytes)
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Why are data centers so big? Data-center design has trended toward hyperscale centers — multi-level facilities with a high density of IT equipment and greater efficiency than smaller, traditional data centers. Site selection is driven by factors such as security, network proximity, tax incentives, access to renewable energy and energy costs.
How many servers does a data center have? To summarize, a data center with 850 Megawatts of capacity can run around 6,314,256 low powered 1U servers, 1,768,000 mid powered 1U servers or 803,608 high powered servers in a 52U Rack. This number scales down depending on how much energy each server uses or how large the racks are.