GeoTel’s Data Center location data is a derivative of the fiber lit building data set and includes approximately 6,000 data center locations across the U.S. Data center attributes include the name of the service provider(s) located in the data center, building address, and equipment type.
A data center is a facility used to house telecommunications storage systems and associated components. It generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, data communications connections, environmental controls (i.e. air conditioning, fire suppression), and security devices.
Large data centers are industrial-scale operations using as much electricity as a small town. Equipment, space, and bandwidth are available to retail customers. Customers generally cross-connect their equipment to a variety of telecommunications carriers and network service providers inside the center.