Data centers are typically very expensive to maintain. Housing all those interconnected servers requires an enormous amount of power. They must run 24/7 and one data center can use as much energy as 180,000 homes, and the energy requirements are increasing each year. In fact, each complex holds megawatt generators holding thousands of gallons of fuel in case of a power outage.

To learn more about what it takes to keep a data center running, check out the infographic by ServerCentral.

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