Here are some of the biggest Data Centers in the world, A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression) and various security devices. Large data centers are industrial scale operations using as much electricity as a small town and sometimes are a significant source of air pollution in the form of diesel exhaust.
Range International Information Hub
6.3 million square feet
China is to completed a 6.3 million square feet large cloud computing data center in Langfang, in Hebei province, in 2o16, to be nearly the same size as the Pentagon. The developer, Range Technology, collaborates with IBM on the initial data center build. Range and IBM will run the data centers collaboratively to provide services to private enterprises and Chinese government agencies. At Range Technology, they say that this data center construction will play a pivotal role in integrating cloud computing center with the platform of Internet of Things. IBM is to provide design services, technology, training, solutions and business applications, while the Hub is to prompt economic growth and serve as an IT hub for the region, especially in times of pressing demand for cloud computing and mobile devices.
Switch, a privately held company based in Enterprise, Nevada, is the developer of the SUPERNAPS and provides colocation, connectivity, cloud and content ecosystems. Switch CEO and Founder Rob Roy’s 218 patented and patent pending claims address data center challenges including cooling, power, density, environmental impacts, safety and security.
Patents Include: Switch T-SCIF equipment, Switch SHIELD, Switch ROTOFLY, Switch IRON BLACK FOREST.
COLOCATION (C.O.L.O – Containment Optimized and Logically Organized)
CONNECTIVITY (C.O.R.E – Combined Ordering Retail Ecosystem)
CLOUD (C.U.B.E – Cloud Ubiquitous Business Exchange)
CONTENT (C.A.V.E – Content Aggregated Video Environment)
Utah Data Center
The Utah Data Center, also known as the Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center, is a data storage facility for the United States Intelligence Community that is designed to store data estimated to be on the order of exabytes or larger. Its purpose is to support the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI), though its precise mission is classified. The National Security Agency (NSA), which will lead operations at the facility, is the executive agent for the Director of National Intelligence. It is located at Camp Williams near Bluffdale, Utah, between Utah Lake and Great Salt Lake and was completed in late 2013 at a cost of $1.5 billion.
The R.R Donnelley Printing Plant, sometimes known as the Lakeside Press Building or more simply The Calumet Plant and now known as the Lakeside Technology Center, was built between 1912 and 1929 to house the operations of the RR Donnelley printing company. The building supported printing operations for the company and was the Donnelley headquarters until 1991 when they moved the headquarters to 77 West Wacker. In 1993, the plant was closed after the discontinuation by Sears, Roebuck and Co. of its mail-order catalog, which had been the last major account printed there. In 1999 the building was retrofitted and is currently owned by Digital Realty Trust operating as a carrier hotel or data center. The newly outfitted building was the first and largest planned carrier hotel in the United States.
QTS Metro Data Center
With 970,000 square feet of total space, the QTS Atlanta-Metro Data Center is one of the largest data centers in the world. This massive facility features its own on-site Georgia Power substation and direct fiber access to a wide variety of carrier alternatives. QTS recently completed and achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification for Phase II of the facility. Atlanta-Metro offers significant growth opportunities for clients across all QTS product lines, including Custom Data Center, Colocation and Cloud Services.