Breaking Down the Cost Implications of a Data Center Outage

by Marissa Donatone on 7/23/14 10:35 AM

Emerson Network Power and the Ponemon Institute worked together to determine the full economic cost of unplanned data center outages. Below is a preview, for the full report CLICK HERE


The 2013 Cost of Data Center Outages is the only benchmark study that attempts to estimate the full costs associated with an unplanned data center outage. According to the study, the cost of a data center outage has increased since 2010.

The cost per square foot of data center outages now ranges from $45 to $95. Or, a minimum cost of $74,223 to a maximum of $1,734,433 per organization in our study. The overall average cost is $627,418 per incident.

This benchmark analysis focuses on representative samples of organizations in the U.S. that experienced at least one complete or partial unplanned data center outage during the past 12 months. The analysis was based on 67 independent data centers located in the United States. Following are the functional leaders within each organization who participated in the study:

  • Facility manager
  • Chief information officer
  • Data center management
  • Chief information security officer
  • IT compliance leader

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Topics: downtime, data center infrastructure, efficient data center, data center outages

The 2013 Study on Data Center Outages

by Marissa Donatone on 9/11/13 8:59 AM

This study identifies the leading causes of data center downtime, and what you can do to prevent them. Read More Here

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Topics: downtime, Data Center, Data Center, data center design, reduce downtime, 7x24 exchange

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