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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  • Phase one of the Alcala datacenter was the construction of the first 25,000 square metre building, where six of the seven rooms are now operational. Eventually, Telefonica will expand the datacenter to include another four buildings, each with four rooms. The final datacenter should cover around 80,000 square metres, Telefonica says.

  • 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.

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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