Latest Data Centre Outage Figures Announced

With the Cost of Just One Minute of a Data Centre Outage and You Could Have Trained Two Data Centre Technicians.

Latest Data Centre Outage Figures Announced are:

  • The cost of data centre outage is $7,900 per minute, this is an increase of 41% from 2010*
  • 91% of data centres have experienced an unplanned data centre outage in the past 24 months**
  • The main causes are:
    • Accidental human error
    • IT equipment failure
    • Generator failure
    • Cyber crime
    • Water incursion
    • UPS system failure
    • Inclement weather
  • The average reported outage length was 86 minutes, resulting in average cost per incident of approximately $690,200. (In 2010 it was 97 minutes at approximately $505,500.)
  • For a total data center outage, which had an average recovery time of 119 minutes, average costs were approximately $901,500. (In 2010, it was 134 minutes at about $680,700.)
  • For a partial data center outage, which averaged 56 minutes in length, average costs were approximately $350,400. (In 2010, it was 59 minutes at approximately $258,000.)
  • View details of the Certified Data Centre Technician Professional (CDCTP®) program.

    * Source: Emerson unless otherwise stated
    ** Source: Ponemon Institute

    Posted: 4/12/2013 5:15 PM