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.

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.

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