We've recently seen a number of two-story data centers design the entire structure to optimize airflow to take advantage of free cooling. Researcher James Hamilton of Amazon highlights another example in a new UK project.
The Power Loft data center in Manassas, Virginia has been acquired by Corporate Office Properties Trust for $115 million. The deal highlights the continued interest in the northern Virginia data center market, especially for the government sector.
This video provides a detailed look at the two-story design of the new Power Loft data center, which separates the server rooms from the power and cooling infrastructure, allowing clients to run power densities of up to 300 watts a square foot.