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Microsoft – Chicago, Illinois

| June 2, 2014

Chicago, Illinois

Reigning in at number one on our list for biggest data centers is Microsoft. Microsoft used an interesting way to design what is one of the largest data centers in the world. 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. The shipping containers allow Microsoft to easily add on to the data center using a modular design. Many data centers being built now use a modular design which makes it easier for changes and renting space.

Metric Value Ranking
Size (sq. ft.) 700,000 N/A
Investment ($) 500 million N/A
Power Consumed (MW) 198 #1
Green Power Output (MW) 0 N/A
Green Power Output (%) 0 N/A

Category: Americas, Regions

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