Yikes! A study from Emerson Network Power, 2016 Cost of Data Center Outages, estimates that every minute of an unplanned outage in the data center costs $8,851 in 2013, up from $5,617 in 2010. Maximum downtime costs are rising faster than average, increasing 81% since 2010 to a current high of $2,409,991. UPS system failure, including UPS and batteries, is the #1 cause of unplanned data center outages, accounting for one-quarter of all such events. Cybercrime represents the fastest growing cause of data center outages, rising from 2% of outages in 2010 to 18% in 2013 to 22% for those sampled in the latest cost of downtime study.
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