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Data Center Outages Haunt IT Pros, Study Shows

Survey of data center operators indicates they're overwhelmed by outages and aren't sure of their ability to minimize their impact.

IT folks really don’t like data center outages. So much so, in fact, that 84% of data center professionals say they’d rather walk barefoot over hot coals than have their data centers go down for any length of time.

The quirky finding from the Ponemon Institute's 2013 Study on Data Center Outages underscores the angst the study found among data center professionals.

Based on a survey of 584 data center operations personnel, the study, which was independently conducted but sponsored by Emerson Network Power, indicates that data center professionals are overwhelmed by unplanned power outages, have waning confidence in electrical utility providers, and feel ill-equipped to minimize the impact of outages.

Read the rest of this article on Network Computing.

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