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Biggest Hyperscale Sites

This Top Ten ranks the biggest Hyperscale Sites around the world measured by square footage. These data centers power the need astounding amount of information used for telecommunications, cloud computing, and financial firms. These hyperscale sites are some of the biggest data centers around the world due to the major investments from companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft.

 


 

#1: Microsoft- Chicago, Illinois

700,000 square feet

Reigning in at number one on our list for biggest data centers is Microsoft. One of the largest data centers ever build so far but also being the most unusual. The two story building uses 40-foot shipping containers to house their web servers and uses the second story for the traditional raised-floor data center space.

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#2: Apple- Maiden, North Carolina

514,246 square feet

Just barely placing over Google and Microsofts second facility, Apples is number two on our list. The data center itself sits on 183 acres of land that Apple purchased to help run the center and rumor has it that they are looking to buy another 75 acres right across the road.

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#3: Google- Lenoir, North Carolina

500,000 square feet

Google comes in next on our list for biggest data centers. No one know the exact number but North Carolina media indicate that the two buildings that make up the data center total more than 500,000 square feet. This is equal to 8.7 football fields.

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#4: Microsoft- Quincy, Washington

500,000 square feet

Microsoft makes another apperence on our top ten in Quincy Washington. They  are planning to expand this site and when Microsoft conpletes the development the facility will be the largest in the world today.

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#5: Microsoft- San Antonio, Texas

477,000 square feet

Number five on our list is again Microsoft. It took almost 1,000 full time employees to build it. The enormous 477,000 square foot data center is a 1.3 mile walk around to entire building.

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#6: Facebook- Altoona, Iowa  

475,000 square feet

Facebook’s Altoona facility is one of a kind.  The massive data center is one of four facilities that Facebook owns and operates. This enormous center is vital to the companies efficiently because Facebook currently accounts for 9 percent of all internet traffic.

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#7: Facebook- Prineville, Oregon

334,000 square feet

Coming in at number seven is Facebook for the second time. The data center was build in two phases and sits on 120 acres of land. Over the development of the site more than 1,300 people worked on the center and an average of 250 workers a day.

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#8: Microsoft- Dublin, Ireland

303,000 square feet

Across the seas in Ireland Microsoft has another major facility for their endless amount of data. The Dublin center is small compared to the other Microsoft data centers but it’s still a little bigger than two average size Costco’s put together.

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#9: Facebook- Forest City, North Carolina

300,000 square feet

The data center is Forest City is almost as big as Microsofts but arranged must differently. The 300,000 square foot building looks like 3 aircraft carriers place front to back and dropped in the middle of the landscape.

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#10: Yahoo- Lockport, New York

275,000 square feet

Yahoo’s Lockport data center  recenctly experienced a 170 million dollar expantion to it’s facility based in upstate New York. The 150,000 square-foot add on will provide additional capacity and a new custmer service center.The data center was built in two phases on a 30-acre piece of property. 

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