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Mini data centres are gaining global stature

Several players are planning to invest in small and large data centres in India, as computing and data demands rise

Mini data centres are gaining global stature

Pranjal Sharma
The average data centre is a gigantic facility where thousands of servers bleep and blink as they process terra bytes of global data.

The biggest data centres are in China where the size can be 7 to 10 million square feet. Even in the Europe and the US the size of data centres can be three to seven million square feet. Most such data centres are located in remote locations away from urban areas.

The large data centres offer economies of scale but are extremely energy-hungry. As the world becomes more connected, the amount of data to be managed is growing exponentially.
Disclaimer: These are personal views of the writer. They do not necessarily reflect the opinion of or the Business Standard newspaper
Topics : data

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First Published: Feb 20 2022 | 11:26 PM IST

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