MAPPING THE U.S. DATA CENTERS

Map showing location of data centers in the U.S.
Map showing location of data centers in the U.S.

When everything is “in the cloud,” it’s easy to forget that the always-on, Internet connected services we know and love are not possible without hulking facilities full of power-hungry computers. Here, a look at the biggest in the United States.
Thanks to Dave Drazen at Geo-Tel for providing the data.

CASH HOARDERS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
CASH HOARDERS
THE SEX WAGE GAP
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
THE SEX WAGE GAP
FORTUNE 500 REVENUES AND PROFITS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
FORTUNE 500 REVENUES AND PROFITS
TRUMP’S TWITTER HISTORY
Politico Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, 3-D / CGI
TRUMP’S TWITTER HISTORY
CHINA INFRASTRUCTURE
Fortune Magazine
MAPS
CHINA INFRASTRUCTURE
OIL PRODUCTION AND STOCKS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
OIL PRODUCTION AND STOCKS
WHERE THE WAGE WARS ARE WON
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, 3-D / CGI
WHERE THE WAGE WARS ARE WON
CARBON CAPTURE
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
CARBON CAPTURE
LONDON IMPERIAL COLLEGE NEW CAMPUS
Imperial College London
MAPS, DIAGRAM
LONDON IMPERIAL COLLEGE NEW CAMPUS
HOUSING STARTS
Builder Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
HOUSING STARTS
SURGERY ROBOT
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
SURGERY ROBOT
THE GLOBAL 500 MATRIX
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
THE GLOBAL 500 MATRIX
HOME PRICE DASHBOARD
BUILDER MAGAZINE
DATA VISUALIZATION
HOME PRICE DASHBOARD
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
U.S. TRADE WITH THE WORLD
THE GROWING WEALTH GAP
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
THE GROWING WEALTH GAP
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
MAPPING THE GLOBAL 500
WATCHING THE DOW LEAP
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
WATCHING THE DOW LEAP
HEALTH CARE BLAZES AHEAD
Fortune Magazine
ANIMATION AND CODE
HEALTH CARE BLAZES AHEAD
WAR’S ENVIRONMENTAL SCARS
The Associated Press
DIAGRAM
WAR’S ENVIRONMENTAL SCARS
CLEANING SAND
The Associated Press
DIAGRAM
CLEANING SAND
BMW i3 COUPE
Fortune Magazine
3-D / CGI, DIAGRAM
BMW i3 COUPE
QATAR TAKES OVER
Fortune Magazine
OTHER
QATAR TAKES OVER
AMERICA: A GROWTH INDUSTRY
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
AMERICA: A GROWTH INDUSTRY
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
CHARTING THE GENDER GAP
DISASTER INSURANCE PAYOUTS
Fortune Magazine
3-D / CGI
DISASTER INSURANCE PAYOUTS
WHEELS OF TOMORROW
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
WHEELS OF TOMORROW
THE BEST CITIES FOR BUSINESS
Fortune magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
THE BEST CITIES FOR BUSINESS
CITIES OF GOLD
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, 3-D / CGI
CITIES OF GOLD
COMPANIES PRODUCTIVITY
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
COMPANIES PRODUCTIVITY
WHY THE F500 BEATS THE S&P
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
WHY THE F500 BEATS THE S&P
HOW FRACKING WORKS
DIAGRAM
HOW FRACKING WORKS
CLOTHING IMPORTS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
CLOTHING IMPORTS
ALASKA DRILLING MAP
Fortune Magazine
MAPS
ALASKA DRILLING MAP
INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING
CARMAKERS IN THE SILICON VALLEY
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, 3-D / CGI
CARMAKERS IN THE SILICON VALLEY
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
CR car brands
WATER SHORTAGE
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION, 3-D / CGI
WATER SHORTAGE
HOW DOES AN MRI WORK
Temple Health Magazine
3-D / CGI, DIAGRAM
HOW DOES AN MRI WORK
IRAQ WAR DISPLACEMENT
The Associated Press
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
IRAQ WAR DISPLACEMENT
STOCKS VOLATILITY
Fortune Magazine
ANIMATION AND CODE
STOCKS VOLATILITY
FIGHTING IN THE STREET
The Associated Press
DIAGRAM
FIGHTING IN THE STREET
HUDSON YARDS PROJECT
Fortune Magazine
3-D / CGI, DIAGRAM, ANIMATION AND CODE
HUDSON YARDS PROJECT
THE TOP DEVELOPERS
Builder Magazine
MAPS
THE TOP DEVELOPERS
VOLATILITY IS BACK
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
VOLATILITY IS BACK
THE SHIPPING NEWS
Fortune Magazine
MAPS
THE SHIPPING NEWS
WOMEN CEO PERFORMANCE vs. PAY
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
WOMEN CEO PERFORMANCE vs. PAY
WHICH MARKETS ARE CHEAP
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
WHICH MARKETS ARE CHEAP
BOTH SIDE OF THE BARRIER
The Associated Press
MAPS, 3-D / CGI, DIAGRAM
BOTH SIDE OF THE BARRIER
HOME PRICE DASHBOARD
Builder Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
HOME PRICE DASHBOARD
NYC TECH MAP
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
NYC TECH MAP
MOBILITY AT WORK
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
MOBILITY AT WORK
MAPPING THE U.S. DATA CENTERS
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
MAPPING THE U.S. DATA CENTERS
St. REGIS TOWER
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
St. REGIS TOWER
THE NEW SILICON VALLEY
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, 3-D / CGI
THE NEW SILICON VALLEY
FORTUNE GLOBAL 500 COMPANIES
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
FORTUNE GLOBAL 500 COMPANIES
WORLD AIRLINE HUBS
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
WORLD AIRLINE HUBS
THE 500 PROFITS RUN OUT OF GAS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
THE 500 PROFITS RUN OUT OF GAS
BYTES BEAT BRICKS
Fortune magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
BYTES BEAT BRICKS
COVER DESIGNS
Fortune Magazine
OTHER
COVER DESIGNS
RAILROAD MERGERS
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DIAGRAM
RAILROAD MERGERS
BRAIN CONTROL
IEEE SPECTRUM
DIAGRAM
BRAIN CONTROL
CYBER ESPIONAGE
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
CYBER ESPIONAGE
WORLD TRADE CENTER, AN ANNIVERSARY
FORTUNE MAGAZINE
MAPS, 3-D / CGI, DIAGRAM
WORLD TRADE CENTER, AN ANNIVERSARY
THE EVOLUTION OF MUSIC PLAYERS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
THE EVOLUTION OF MUSIC PLAYERS
THE NEW MOMA
Architect Magazine
DIAGRAM
THE NEW MOMA
RENEWABLE FUEL
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
RENEWABLE FUEL
UTAH’S SILICON SLOPES
Fortune Magazine
MAPS
UTAH’S SILICON SLOPES
SAMSUNG HEALTHCARE
Samsung/Washington Post
DIAGRAM
SAMSUNG HEALTHCARE
CARPENTER WAGES
Remodel Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION, 3-D / CGI
CARPENTER WAGES
MAP OF TOBACCO TRADE
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
MAP OF TOBACCO TRADE
THE COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
THE COMPANIES OF THE YEAR
DRUG TRAFFIC IN THE AMERICAS
The Associated Press
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
DRUG TRAFFIC IN THE AMERICAS
THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW
THE 50-STATE SHUFFLE
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
THE 50-STATE SHUFFLE
AFRICA RISE
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, 3-D / CGI
AFRICA RISE
EAST BEAT WEST
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
EAST BEAT WEST
MAPPING THE INTERNET
Fortune Magazine
MAPS
MAPPING THE INTERNET
IKEA: ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
IKEA: ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
VENTURE CAPITAL’S EXPANDING UNIVERSE
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES
WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE
CEO TENURE
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
CEO TENURE
PILING UP CO2 SAVINGS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, 3-D / CGI
PILING UP CO2 SAVINGS
BURIED UNDER BOSTON
The Associated Press
MAPS, 3-D / CGI, DIAGRAM
BURIED UNDER BOSTON
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
60 YEARS OF FORTUNE 500
HIGH-FREQUENCY TRADING
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
HIGH-FREQUENCY TRADING
SYRIA, AREAS OF CONTROL
Fortune Magazine
MAPS
SYRIA, AREAS OF CONTROL
AMTRAK RIDERSHIP
Fortune Magazine
MAPS
AMTRAK RIDERSHIP
THE BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
THE BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR
MAPS, ANIMATION AND CODE
MAPPING THE WORLD CHANGERS
DRUGS
AARP
3-D / CGI
DRUGS
ANIMATION AND CODE
FIND THE BEST VACUUMS FOR YOUR HOME
THE MOST INDEBTED COUNTRIES
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
THE MOST INDEBTED COUNTRIES
BURNING MAN
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
BURNING MAN
CORN DERIVATED PRODUCTS
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
CORN DERIVATED PRODUCTS
AN HISTORY OF MEDIA COMPANIES
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
AN HISTORY OF MEDIA COMPANIES
TAXICABS THROUGH HISTORY
NY Times
DIAGRAM
TAXICABS THROUGH HISTORY
SMART GUNS ARE READY
Fortune Magazine
DIAGRAM
SMART GUNS ARE READY
RON CONWAY’S INVESTMENTS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
RON CONWAY’S INVESTMENTS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION, ANIMATION AND CODE
EXPLORE THE FORTUNE 500 (2016)
TOP REMODELING COMPANIES
Remodel magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
TOP REMODELING COMPANIES
MOST WANTED MINERALS
Fortune Magazine
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION
MOST WANTED MINERALS
BETTING ON AI STARTUPS
Fortune Magazine
DATA VISUALIZATION
BETTING ON AI STARTUPS
THE INTERNET OF THINGS
Edelman
MAPS, DATA VISUALIZATION, DIAGRAM
THE INTERNET OF THINGS