With our ever-increasing dependence on data, connectivity, and computing power, Data Centers are inevitable for our connected world. Experts estimated that a huge amount of data, approximately 5 quintillion bytes is being generated daily. Thus, the optimal existence and efficient operation of Data Centers in tackling such humongous amounts of data have great significance.
Data Centers are enormous energy consumers and were accountable for around 1.1% to 1.5% of overall world’s energy consumption in 2010. Some oft-cited extrapolations have suggested that global Data Center’s energy consumption has doubled since 2010, and by extending this historical trend, it will continue rising swiftly in the future. Today, their contribution to the world’s total energy consumption is more than 3% (around 420 terawatts) and it can be forecasted that Data Centers would be using 20% of all available electricity in the world by 2025. They are the virtual brains and power backbones of the digital global economy, while they process, store, and communicate data on a daily basis behind the myriad information services.