WEEK 4 POST.docx - The argument for data centers should not be to stop its growth but rather to improve efficiency There is now and always will be an

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The argument for data centers should not be to stop its growth, but rather to improve efficiency. There is now and always will be an environmental foot print in the digital world. That doesn’t mean it should be stopped in its tracks. In today’s society, technology runs the show and if you were to just stop conducting business in a world based this concept, there would be detrimental effects. According to Terlizzi (2017), the cost per minute for a power outage in 2013 was about $7900. That can easily equate to hundreds of thousands of dollars if not fixed quickly. If you stop expanding and improving data centers, crashes are likely to occur more often. How does that affect the consumer? If a company loses thousands of dollars from a power outage due to an outdated infrastructure, they have to regain that cost somewhere. Prices go up and consumers are unhappy. In 2014, data centers in the US consumed 70 billion kilowatt hours of electricity (Sverdlik, 2017). That number has grown and that is why energy efficiency is so important.
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