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 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.