Have you noticed the exceedingly rapid growth in the number and size of data centers around the world recently? Major cloud service providers such as AWS (Amazon Web Service), Microsoft Azure, and Google have all embarked on impressive new data center projects of previously unseen magnitude in the last 12 months.
As Peter Judge, global editor for DatacenterDynamics points out, much of the rampant growth is due in large part to consumer posting on sites such as FaceBook and YouTube, where there are no limits and no charges for posts. As long as there continue to be no fees for these services, why would anyone stop using them? In fact, more social sites such as Pinterest and Instagram have sprung up bursting with visual content, thus continuing the feeding frenzy for cyber storage space. This surging need for data storage has led to a rush to build data centers with sufficient incoming power and infrastructure.