Video: Rackspace Converts Mall into Data Center

Today’s video provides a glimpse inside the unsuual new headquarters for Rackspace: a 1 million square foot former shopping mall in San Antonio. Robert Scoble of gets a tour from chairman Graham Weston and founder and Chief Technology Evangelist Dirk Elmendorf. The wide-ranging discussion covers the history of the facility, the reasons why San Antonio is a hot data center market, and the changing nature of the hosting business. This video runs 38 minutes.

For additional information, see our initial story about the Rackspace expansion and our coverage of the San Antonio data center market.

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About the Author

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.