With widespread access to the internet and increased use of cloud storage, it is sometimes easy to forget the amount of data that can be accessed without needing physical space. There is less need to find shelves for photo albums, DVDs, old text books, periodicals, or even handwritten notes. All of that information has to be stored somewhere. As a result, data centers are expanding rapidly to supply the storage that basement shelving would have handled for most people just a century ago.
There are now over 5,000 data centers worldwide, and that number is constantly increasing. All data on the internet runs through a server at one of these centers every time you request it. Check out the infographic by ServerCentral for more amazing facts about data centers.
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