Hope this is the right place to ask a datacenter-related question. I don't have any experience with datacenter administration, and I am aware that the answers to the questions below might change based on many factors.
Generally speaking, in your experience or knowledge,
-how often are hard drives replaced? (once ever two years, three years, etc.)
-how many times are data replicated? (assume the data are critical)
-what is the biggest cost factor of running a datacenter? (power, servers, software licenses, other kinds of hardware, etc.)