Evolution of Data Centers

We just launched another infographic on the Rackspace Cloud blog covering the evolution of data centers from the 1960s to today.

You might be thinking, “this has nothing to do with me.” Well, it does. Every time you update your Facebook page or upload a photo to Flickr or send a Tweet, you are using the power of a computer sitting inside a data center. As we transfer more and more data across the Internet, the more and more power we use. This is why Facebook launched the OpenCompute project – to showcase how they’ve built a green data center – and with the hopes that through collaboration with other technology providers, like Rackspace, we can build greener data centers.

We’ve collected a series of videos across the Internet from each era and it’s interesting to see how much has changed over the course of 50 years. Check it out.

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