Did you know that 90% of the data in the world, today, has been created in only the past two years?
That’s a lot of data, so where is all being stored?
The infographic below take a more environmental approach to looking at three of the largest data centers on the globe: Google, Facebook and Microsoft. While it’s important to understand the environmental impact — as well as how responsible these companies are in keeping the environment clean — I found the information about data centers really interesting.
Check it out:
Big Data, Small Footprint? [Infographic]
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A couple thinks really struck me about this:
- A large portion of the world’s online data is concentrated in only a few locations around the world.
- An unprecedented dependency on electricity.
- My data is not actually in the clouds. 🙁