Planning for Petabyte Pandemonium
Data centers have become the backbone of the global economy from the server rooms that power small
organizations to the large enterprise data centers hosting enormous server and storage farms. The world’s
data centers now consume almost as much energy as Spain. The emerging and enormous hyper-scale data
centers are relatively few and currently represent a relatively small fraction of all data center energy
consumption in the United States, but they are quickly replacing thousands of smaller data centers.