Posted By Rich Miller On October 27, 2009 @ 3:05 pm In Cisco,Data Center Design | 3 Comments
Cisco Systems  (CSCO) provides an inside look at the design and construction of its flagship data center in Richardson, Texas in a cool interactive presentation  using a 3-D cross-section of the facility as the menu for an extensive gallery of videos and images. It features presentations about each section of the data center, along with videos from architect Andy Broer, facilities manager Aaron Allen, and a look at Cisco’s global data center strategy from vice president John Manville.
Cisco spent $80 million to retool an unused office building on its Richardson campus as a Tier III data center (with Tier IV power infrastructure) to support the consolidation of its global network.
The data center uses the first two floors of the four-story, 285,000 square foot building. Here are some of the specs for the facility:
The presentation also features a look at a northern California data center where Cisco is implementing its Unified Computing System. It’s a ton of information, but provides a detailed overview of Cisco’s data center operations.
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