In pictures: Mondo datacentres

Think you have to manage a lot of IT gear? These massive facilities - each at least 100,000 square feet and most much larger than that - house thousands of servers and process millions of documents, images and videos every day.

Switch Western United States - Las Vegas

Easily one of the largest data centers in the world at 2.2 million square feet, this Las Vegas facility has over 31,000 server cabinets -- plus an additional 500,000 square feet of office space.

The power-generation capability alone is astronomically high: 500 Megavolt ampere (MVA) capacity for power generation, 567MVA capacity for the on-site generators, and 294MVA of uninterruptible power supplies. The site uses equipment weighing 202,000 tons for cooling, with 22,000,000 cubic feet per minute of airflow.

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