Wednesday data center tidbits: the massive #datacenter and embodied carbon.

I was just reading about the top 10 list of largest data centers. What jumped out at me was not how huge these data centers are, but that the largest, 350 East Cermak, is a repurposed building originally built in 1912!

I don’t care how green your data center supposedly is, if you waste the tremendous amount of embodied carbon available in these buildings just to build a shiny new data center, your green cred doesn’t amount to much. Kudos to DRT!

(Note: SwiftWater Telecom’s primary data center occupies floor space in an rehabbed 1860’s former textile mill!)

Email or call me or visit the SwiftWater Telecom web site for truly green co-location services!


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