Earlier this year IBM, in conjunction with China-based Range Technology, announced plans to build the world’s largest data center. Construction on what will be a 6.2-million-square-foot facility is under way and should be completed in 2016. The data center, located in the city of Langfang, is designed to deliver cloud computing services to the Hebei Province, a region bordering the northern China metropolises of Tianjin and Beijing.  The facility, a rendering of which is shown here, will be nearly the size of the 6.5-million-square-foot Pentagon, one of the world’s largest office buildings.

An interview with IBM Service Business Executive Glen Yuan provides further detail about this enormous project.

Photo courtesy of Range Technologies