Let's Play 'Name That Data Center'
September 16th, 2008 By: Rich Miller
I can’t resist a blog post titled “Secret Data Center?” Professional photographer Gregg Reiss has posted photos from inside a major data center operated by one of his clients, a company that Reiss says “most likely created the Internet Data Center.” He writes:
It’s hiding in plain sight, or is it? We were asked to go behind the scenes of the Midwest’s largest data center and capture images for their upcoming announcement marketing materials. It’s actually 3 data centers in 1, with lots of room for expansion. Generators, chillers, miles of cables and zillions of servers.
In posting the shots on the “secret” facility on the Internet, Glenn seems confident that folks won’t be able to identify his client from the photos.
Is he right? Let’s find out. If you can identify this facility, or think you know who the owner is, share in our comments. Some potentially useful background information: Reiss is based in Kansas City, and his company’s client list includes Sprint, IBM and DST Systems (it couldn’t be that easy, could it?). And the data center operator has “zillions of servers.”
UPDATE: The data center in question belongs to 1&1 Internet, as noted by Chris in the comments. Thanks for all who ventured a guess!
gtrPosted September 17th, 2008
quite sure it’s Sprint/Nextel Overland Park, KS campus
JFPosted September 17th, 2008
Could be the MCI center in Denver…
MikePosted September 29th, 2008
Definitely neither Sprint nor MCI.
ChrisPosted October 7th, 2008
And now we know who it is: