Status and Trend of Foreign Underground Data Centers

해외 지하 데이터센터의 현황과 동향 분석

Lee, Chulho;Choi, Soon-Wook;Kang, Tae-Ho;Chang, Soo-Ho

  • Received : 2019.02.19
  • Accepted : 2019.02.25
  • Published : 2019.02.28


It is highly in demand to establish a bunker-type underground data center to ensure the safety of national critical data, such as financial information and medical information, and prevent those outflow of national important data. In particular, the security of a data center which is a key national structure has become a social issue due to EMP weapon and earthquakes, but data centers in the nation have not been able to deal with it properly. Therefore, it is necessary to develop an underground data center that is safe from human-induced and natural disasters while reducing power costs by utilizing the benefits of underground spaces such as constant temperature and isolation. In this analysis, the status and trends of data centers around the world were analyzed and based on those trend analyses, the research strategy for underground data center were discussed.


Data center;Underground space;Construction;Safety;Trend


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Grant : 벙커형 데이터센터의 건설.운영 기술 개발을 위한 기획연구, 지반함몰 발생 및 피해저감을 위한 지반 안정성 평가 및 굴착.보강 기술개발

Supported by : 한국건설기술연구원, 국토교통과학기술진흥원