Forbes Publishes Blueprints Of NSA's Massive Datacenter In Utah
from the well,-look-at-that dept
Kash Hill, over at Forbes has a very impressive scoop: publishing the blueprints to the giant NSA data center in Bluffdale, Utah. While the NSA had been at least mildly public in admitting that the data center existed, it really started to get attention back when James Bamford wrote about the center for Wired. Hill, who actually tried to do a drop in visit to the as-yet-unopened data center (without much luck) a few months ago, somehow got her hands on the blueprints:
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Hill’s article describes in more details what the blueprints show — including the interesting claim that many of the previous estimations of how much data the center could hold may have been wildly off-base (as in the estimates were way, way too high — but the center can still hold a ton of data, and that will only increase as tech improves).