Data centers hold the servers for the storage and protection of data as well as other related services offered by web service providers. They are found in strategic locations away from the threat of human intervention and natural calamities. It is interesting to note that the awesome data centers we see today actually trace their beginnings from a small computer center.
These data centers are making it possible for computer users to have the kind of access to information they are currently enjoying. However, it is important to know as well that the existence of these data centers use up a lot of space, energy, and resources. It is necessary to balance the consequences and the benefits derived from the existence of data centers.
It may not be readily obvious to most people that the many popular sites and services including Facebook and Twitter may not have data centers of their own but are actually using the services of others. Google is known to have the most efficient data centers while Apple Data Centers are for the most part reliant on renewable energy. Yahoo maintains an undisclosed number of data centers in various locations. The world will benefit from attaining energy-efficient green data centers which can serve our needs without leaving permanent damage to our environment.
A Look At Awesome Data Centers – An infographic by the team at WhoIsHostingThis.com