Photo Tour: A Container Data Center

Chicago-twoferWhat does a container data center look like? We have additional photos of Microsoft’s new data center in Chicago, which is optimized for 40-foot data center containers holding thousands of servers each. Check out our photo tour of the new facility, which provides additional views of the “container canyon” and the high-density server configurations inside the containers, plus a link to video of a container being installed.


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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. It's interesting to see the similarities between Microsoft's new DC and the Google container DCs you covered in April. Are the servers in the containers standard rack server or are they "custom" like the one Google uses?

  2. Excellent photographs and their respective explanations