Data centers come in all shapes and sizes. Many are embedded within multi-use buildings. Some are small enough to be tucked away in closets, while others take up an entire floor of a building. Numerous data centers are even large enough to fill up an entire building.
No matter the sizes, data centers are increasingly important to our nation’s energy and information infrastructure. As our personal and work lives increasingly revolve around technologies that connect to the internet and instant information, data centers are consuming more energy to keep up with our requests.
So the next time you type in a Google search, hit send on an email, or download some music, be informed. Take a look at 5 facts to know about data centers energy use and national efforts to improve data center energy efficiency.