Saturday, November 20, 2010

A tour inside Silicon Valley’s newest (freezing cold) secret data center


>>“We had to spend $103 million just to get the doors open,” Smith said in an interview at the new data center on Friday. “But because of online games and cloud computing, we know the demand for this kind of facility will be big.”


Despite the huge size of the place, Equinix will be able to operate it with a crew of maybe 25 people. And while the place was freezing cold when I visited it, it’s not going to be that way for long. When the place fills up with heat-generating computer servers, it’s going to be a lot warmer.

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