The Data Center sector is in complete evolution and is expected to grow quickly, especially in our country.
Although more and more companies are choosing to have their own infrastructures, many are also choosing to host their information in large data centers such as hyperscale or colocation, including some of the largest data centers in the world.
Globalization, multinationals expansion, and the “always on” trend that has led to the democratization of the Internet have led to an exponential increase in the amount of data, which has driven the growth of these huge data centers to efficiently manage the large amount of information that companies manage on its daily basis.
Below, you can discover individually up to 10 of the largest Data Centers that currently exist around the world.
China and the United States are the countries with the largest facilities in this sector, but it should be noted that in Europe there are also candidates for the top position of the largest Data Center in the world.
We open this list of the largest Data Centers in the world with China Telecom-Inner Mongolia Information Park, which has a total area of 1 million square meters, more than the size of 223 soccer fields. The cost of its construction, back in 2013, was $3,000,000,000.
It is located in the Inner Mongolia Information Park, in the city of Hohhot. It is an ideal location to host one of the largest Data Centers in the world.
If we go to the Arctic Circle, we can find another of the largest and most innovative data centers in the world. The technology company Kolos has established in Ballangen city, one of the northernmost points of the planet, a 600,000 square meter data center facility.
It has become one of the most ambitious projects planned in our continent for the coming years, as it will offer up to 1,000 mW of IT equipment over the next 10 years.
Again in China, the Harbin Data Center is another benchmark both in Asia and the rest of the world. Its 663,000 square meter facilities automatically make it one of the largest Data Centers we know today. Moreover, as in the previous case, its construction is recent.
As the world’s first largest data center in the United States, the State of Nevada has The Citadel. It has more than 130,000 square meters of floor space and it offers a power of 130 MW.
Although it may seem smaller than the three cases seen so far, its expansion project is already underway. Its surface area is expected to have 675,000 square meters, with a total power capacity of 650 MW.
Range International Information Group, is another of the largest Data Centers located in China. State-owned and located in Langfang, it has more than 585,000 square meters of floor space.
With 325,000 square meters, the state of Nevada hosts one of the most important data centers in the world. Located in Las Vegas city, Switch SuperNAP operates for two main purposes: to provide Nevada with a better digital connection and to prevent natural disasters.
In the western United States, we find the Utah Data Center. Its nearly 140,000 square meters make it one of the largest data centers in the country.
This facility was designed with the aim of storing data to power the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI). However, its precise mission is classified and unknown.
It is impossible to exclude the popular Microsoft data center. Located in Iowa, it’s more than 110,000 square meters of new construction make it one of the largest and most important data centers in the United States.
After this extensive analysis, the world’s largest and most expensive data center is the China Telecom-Inner Mongolia Information Park. The Asian country is also the world’s largest reference for data processing centers, followed by the United States. In Europe, development is continuing to reach this scale.
It is not necessary to have one of the largest Data Centers to keep your company’s information safe, but one that suits your business needs in order to guarantee its operation at levels of efficiency and security.
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