A Closer Look at 1&1 Internet’s U.S. Data Center

Located in Lenexa, Kansas, 1&1 Internet’s primary U.S. data center for North American customers houses more than 40,000 servers. In this video, Christine Skiffington, 1&1 Social Media Manager, speaks with Thorsten Ziegler, lead of the 1&1 U.S. Data Center, about the location, physical security and redundancy plans of the data center for the Web hosting company. The video includes interior and exterior shots of the 55,000-square-foot facility. Lenexa, Kansas (with a mirror location in Kansas City) was selected as the site of the data center due to power pricing, reliability of power and network connectivity to both East and West coasts of the United States. Video runs 2:52 minutes.

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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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