DataSite is working to put the finishing touches on its 60,000 square foot, raised floor Idaho data center.
Idaho Data Center Details
DataSite has already hired facility staff in anticipation of opening the new Idaho data center site. The facility sits on a 5-acre site on the west end of Boise, a strategic location due to the area’s location outside the 500-year floodplain and proximity to major fiber paths and local utility resources.
The Boise data center was also built with optimal uptime in mind, featuring redundant power and capacity systems to prevent downtime. The facility has N+1 and 2N uninterruptible power supply systems, redundant power distribution units and multiple subterranean power feeds and backup diesel generators. The campus also includes on-premise reserve fuel to allow for 48 hours of continuous power in the event of an interruption.
The Idaho data center also allows clients to choose from shared or private HVAC cooling systems within the suites for the delivery of chilled air and water. The N+1 redundant cooling arrangement was designed for maximum heat rejection to ensure server rooms are constantly at the optimal temperature.
DataSite also plans to provide more flexible power density. Where typical structures have the capacity to support an average of 85 to 150 watts per square foot, the Idaho data center can provide a flexible range of resources, from 50 to 200 watts per square foot. In this way, clients can save a considerable amount on power costs as they only pay for the watts they require.
DataSite Invests in its Boise Data Center Staff
The main objective of the new data center – the most innovative facility in the Boise area – will be to address the growing needs of the area’s business community, which require resources normally only seen in larger metropolitan regions. To ensure these capabilities are available to local clients, DataSite invested $20 million in the Idaho data center expansion.
DataSite also operates facilities in Florida and Georgia.