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Data centers in the 21st Century

NextFort Data Center (Chandler, Arizona) - Server corridor

The NextFort High-density Computing Suite (NextFort HCSTM) is a completely self-contained, all concrete and steel room designed to house up to 20 high-density IT racks for a total IT load of up to 225KW. 

 

Physical Specifications

  • All concrete and steel construction
  • Secondary concrete perimeter wall
  • Single row of 20 45U high density 19" IT racks
  • Isolated hot and cold aisles

Photo Credit: NextFort

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7 comments
jsargent
jsargent

Trust the Italians to make a data center that looks so good.

solana
solana

Very impressive, would love to see similar infrastructure in cloud computing~!

Casual Larry
Casual Larry

I loved Equinix's customer cages. Wish we had cages like that for our problem customers!

phill.erasmus
phill.erasmus

None of the impressive Google data centers featured here?

techrepublic
techrepublic

I'm surprised you didn't include this one. http://www.benaroya.com/SHBTC-NorthBuilding.aspx Cost-Efficient, Green Design Cost savings of 35% or more in energy and maintenance costs due to green design LEED Gold certified; Cooling 1.32 average PUE Highly efficient and cost-saving evaporative cooling system utilizing 100% outside air LEED Designed LEED Gold Certified Efficiently designed to take advantage of the Pacific Northwest’s mild climate

marcusbasanta
marcusbasanta

Sorry, but thus piece is a bit too jargony - what is an IEC?

dogknees
dogknees

... immediately before it's first used. Indirect Evaporative Cooling.