Video: Oracle Austin Data Center Tour

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Today’s video provides a look inside a data center in Austin, Texas where Oracle (ORCL) hosts its outsourcing operations. The facility is a Tier IV data center with 42,000 square feet of raised floor space, backed by an electrical infrastructure including 6,000 batteries and five 2-megawatt generators. Oracle VP of Global Information Technology Mitchell McGovern gives an overview of the facility, which features storage of 80,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 50,000 gallons of water.

The Oracle facility is one of many data centers in Austin, which has developed into a hub for corporate facilities for companies including Citigroup, HP and Lowe’s.

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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.