In pictures: Take a look inside Telefonica's Madrid datacenter

In pictures: Take a look inside Telefonica's Madrid datacenter

Summary: The Spanish telco's largest facility is based outside the Spanish capital. ZDNet was invited along to see inside.


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  • The cooling systems sit on the roof of the datacenter, pulling in cool air and pushing out warmer air.

  • The modular design and construction of the datacenter means systems controlling power and cooling are mirrored across all rooms. Telefonica says this helps with maintenance as well as construction.

  • Telefonica says it decided to build the datacenter in Alcala de Henares — birthplace of Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes — partly as a sign of confidence in Spain, and Madrid in particular, as it recovers from the crippling financial crisis.

Topics: Data Centers, Servers, Storage, EU

Steve Evans

About Steve Evans

Steve is a freelance journalist based in Madrid, specialising in technology and how it impacts businesses. His previous roles include web editor at Computer Business Review (CBR) and before that staff writer at a magazine that wrote about and sold collectable items.

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