Video: Greenfield Data Center in 90 Seconds

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We’ve seen a number of videos recently featuring time-lapse photography of upgrades of data centers, like the overhaul of the server room at Concordia University. This week Monsanto has posted a time-lapse video that documents the construction of its new 40,000 square foot data center at its headquarters campus in Creve Coeur, Missouri. The video starts with a green field, and in just 90 seconds you can watch the $21 million project take shape and turn into a finished data center. Check this out:

Construction on the Monsanto data center began in 2006. Monsanto CIO Mark Showers appears in a short video providing background about the facility, which the company expects to gain LEED certification as a green data center. In addition to the efficient design, the center was built to withstand a tornado producing up to 200 mile-per-hour winds.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief 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.