Eaton Corp. - Louisville and Simpsonville, Kentucky
In 2007, Eaton Corporation -- known in IT circles for making power management products -- started planning for two new data centers in Kentucky. Already finished but not yet online, the two buildings are about 20 miles apart -- one in Louisville and the second in Simpsonville. If there’s a power failure, two 3300-horsepower generators can provide about 2 megawatts of power for ten days to both data centers. Eaton is transferring data from its Cleveland data centers to the new facilities; they will go online this summer. Together the two amount to around 102,000 square feet.