Infographic: The outrageous costs of data center downtime

Did you know that squirrels account for 17% of all Level 3 Communications cable damage? Get more fun facts about data center downtime with this infographic.

This infographic, courtesy of, illustrates all the freakish and mundane things that cause data centers to go dark -- and how much it costs. It's not just natural disasters and terrorists; squirrels, hunters, and dumb human tricks all play a role.