The History and Environmental Impacts of Data Centers

When you Twitter, Google, or just spend leisurely hours checking facebook updates, how does this affect the environment? And think about all that data from YouTube, cloud storage, and blogger’s sites. Where does it get stored and how much energy does it consume? Whoishostingthis provides a really handy infographic giving you the breakdown of the world’s largest data centers, where they are, what they store and what company’s are consuming the most resources. It’s a great cheat sheet if you are studying data and sustainability – and when you are trying to check your carbon footprint.

Via: WhoIsHostingThis

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