Data Is Eating the World: There are 504 Hyperscale Data Centers Worldwide

The New York Times:

Hyperscale data centers (each at least 100,000 square feet in size) run the internet, and they’re growing like gangbusters, both in number and size. A year ago, there were 449 hyperscale centers in the world; today there are 504, with the biggest topping out at millions of square feet. A conservative estimate for their total footprint is 125 million square feet, roughly the size of 2,170 football fields. One square yard of one of those “football fields” holds 1 petabyte of data: 250,000 DVDs worth. This chart shows the countries where hyperscale data centers are concentrated.

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1 Response to Data Is Eating the World: There are 504 Hyperscale Data Centers Worldwide

  1. terryshen says:

    I would think these hyperscale data centers would make the internet more robust.

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