Converting old spaces into data centers

An upside of constructing data centers is that they often make use of spaces and buildings that have become obsolete or abandoned. When speculating for the perfect spot to house your next computing operation, sometimes the most efficient way to think is outside the box. Rather than constructing thousands of square feet from scratch, many companies have found old structures that meet space, ventilation and geographical needs without breaking the bank. 

Converting a church, mine, storage center or decommissioned power plant into a data center poses some challenges to data center design experts, but not more than they've conquered in the past. On this blog, we've discussed a variety of ingenious and original spaces for data centers that require observers to think hard about what constitutes a "perfect space."

"While some companies are choosing to make what they have work better, others are thinking location, location, location," writes Jaymi Heimbuch of TreeHugger. "And when it comes to hunting out ideal locations, well, the sky is the limit. Lately we've seen data centers installed in some really random places – but while unusual, they're smart uses of space."

With consultation from experts, companies needing a new data center might leverage the existing architecture in their community to get the job done. This approach can earn media attention and set a standard for innovation within your industry. 

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