Data Centers

Data centers in the 21st Century

Rackspace in the UK

Rackspace's Slough-based datacentre houses the hardware for its UK cloud, along with the other servers rented by its customers. It has 1,600 racks in place, of which 120 support its cloud.

Rackspace's server hardware is predominantly supplied by Dell. It operates a multi-vendor networking approach: Cisco is the predominant provider of switching technology, while Juniper Networks supplies backbone services and Brocade provides equipment for load balancing.

Photo credit: Jack Clark 

See Inside Rackspace's UK cloud datacentre for more photos.

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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.