Inside The Green Geeks Data Center

If you were looking for tech savvy Martians with laptops, you’re in the wrong place. These web hosting data center pictures hail from the Green Geeks (review) hosting facility in Chicago, planet earth. Thanks to Trey Gardner for allowing us to publish these gorgeous pics.

This company takes a very serious approach to Green web hosting. According to Trey, the folks at Green Geeks are “working to make the web hosting industry greener through our exposure and competition to non green web hosts. Some independent researchers say by 2020 our industry will be as big of a polluter as the airline industry.”

Green Geeks Data Center, Chicago, IL

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Green Geeks Datacenter Info

  • SAS 70 Type 1 certified
  • Dual-city grid power feeds, plus battery backup with automated transfer switch and on-site diesel generator
  • FM 200 server-safe fire suppression system with early pre-fire detection mechanism
  • Automatic temperature and climate control system with humidity and temperature sensors located throughout the facility
  • Biometric and key card security system including man-traps and rack level locking mechanism
  • Staffed 24×7 by SingleHop data center technicians and engineers and monitored remotely

Green Geeks Network

  • Routed by Juniper edge routers and aggregated through Cisco and Juniper switches
  • Access to most major bandwidth providers
  • Network gear completely redundant

Green Geeks Minimum Server Specifications

  • Energy efficient Intel Dual Quad Core Xeon processors
  • 8 GB DDR3 Memory
  • 100Mpbs connection to the Switches
  • BGP4 Gigabit connectivity to multiple Fiber GigE Tier 1 Backbones
  • RAID-10 Storage Arrays for maximum performance & redundancy
  • No desktop hardware
  • Name brand server parts
  • No overselling
  • Server Hardware
  • Highest quality, name brand parts used in servers

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  1. Stanman says:

    Interesting article. In the future more companies will be going green, in my opinion.

  2. Chris says:

    This was an interesting read. I’m not sure I completely understand what separates green companies in this field from non-green ones, though. I think the difference is more evident in other businesses myself, at least without some additional explaining. Where I am confused is how do these machines create pollution and the like? I feel like I need some more basic science knowledge on the creation of pollution so I can understand how Green Geeks is avoiding it.

    This was an interesting article nonetheless. The pictures of the facility were definitely unique and cool to look at from an outsiders point of view.

    • Emory Rowland says:

      Yeah, I think the hosting industry is still trying to figure out what green hosting really is. Not everyone agrees. No matter what you do, seems there will always be someone who will say you’re not green enough.

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