Data Centers

Photos: A datacenter in the heart of a city

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With the vinyl store and pub tables, this may look like a typical east London street.

But behind the tinted doors lies the sprawling Interxion Lon 2 datacenter, spread over multiple floors in an old Truman Brewery building.

Where once beer was brewed data now flows, with the building housing almost 1,800 square metres of servers belonging to various companies, including some of the world's largest financial services firms.

SEE: A guide to data center automation (ZDNet special report) | Download the report as a PDF (TechRepublic)

By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is a computer science student and was formerly a journalist at TechRepublic and ZDNet.