The Hidden Beauty of the Data Center


A close up of a row of lights illuminating equipment inside a Savvis data center in Slough, outside of London. (Photo of Savvis Slough Campus by Luben Solev).

With the right perspective, the inside of a data center is a visual feast. Today we kick off The Illustrated Data Center, a regular series that showcases some of the most unique and visually striking data centers we have seen. We begin with a look at the world of blinking lights that keep the Internet running, followed by photos illustrating the “Four Cs” of the inside of a data center – Corridors, Cabling, Cooling and Containment. If you like data centers, we know you’ll enjoy the The Illustrated Data Center.

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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. A well designed and developed data center can truly be a piece of art. Unfortunately it is the type of art that grows expensively which is why more and more organizations are moving to the cloud.