Let’s Play ‘Name That Data Center’

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!

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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.

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  1. gtr

    quite sure it's Sprint/Nextel Overland Park, KS campus

  2. JF

    Could be the MCI center in Denver...

  3. Mike

    Definitely neither Sprint nor MCI.

  4. Chris

    And now we know who it is: http://www.informationweek.com/galleries/showImage.jhtml?galleryID=257&imageID=1&articleID=210604699 http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/10/07/data-center-photos-11s-lenexa-facility/