Feds Eye Charlotte for Backup Data Center

The federal government is scouting a building in the University Research Park in Charlotte, N.C. for a 100,000-square-foot backup computer center for the Social Security Administration’s National Computer Center in Baltimore, according to media reports. The General Services Administration (GSA) has been scouting sites in both Charlotte and Research Triangle on behalf of the SSA, which is seeking additional backup facilities to improve the redundancy of its data storage.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.