The study, which was sponsored by Emerson Network Power, a provider of information and communications technology infrastructure, polled 63 data centers in the United States that had experienced outages in the past 12 months. Cyber crimes are the fastest-growing cause of data center outages, rising from 2 percent in 2010 to 22 percent of outages in the latest study. Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) failure continues to be the No. 1 cause of unplanned data center outages, accounting for one-quarter of all such events.
Read the article over at GCN here.