IT downtime costs $26.5 Billion in lost revenue each year. Small enterprises lose, on average, more than $55,000 in revenue due to IT failures each year. Survey of IT Outages by Cloman Parkes Research, May 23, 2011
Below are some highlights from the 2013 Study of Data Center Outages by the Ponemon Institute.
- Fifty-five percent (55%) of respondents indicated the top root cause of unplanned outage was UPS failure.
- Eighty-five percent (85%) of respondents said their organization had experienced a loss of primary utility power in the past 24 months.
- Ninety-one percent (91%) of companies that experienced a loss of primary power had an unplanned data center outage.
- Seventy-one percent (71%) of survey respondents indicated their company is dependent on the data center to generate revenue and conduct ecommerce.