Minnesota Data Center Market Growth

OneNeck IT Solutions is one of a number of organizations to launch Minnesota data center construction project over the past six months. The organization recently announced a $12 million expansion project at its Tier III facility in Eden Prairie.

Data Center Expansion Details
The expansion efforts will make an additional 6,000 square feet of raised floor space available, bringing the facility to 18,000 square feet of raised floor space overall. Once the data center growth is complete, the structure will have the capacity to support up to four megawatts of critical load within the computer room.

The company also noted that the construction project will leverage a specialized data center design focusing on sustainability to maximize energy and cooling efficiency. Furthermore, the data center layout includes components like biometric iris scanners, reinforced walls and a fire detection system to maintain the facility’s SSAE16 classification, according to MSP Today.

OneNeck changed its name in late January from TDS Hosted and Managed Services, LLC to underscore the organization’s new focus on infrastructure, colocation and managed services. OneNeck also operates three other Tier III facilities, as well as two Tier II structures in the U.S.

Additional Minnesota Data Center Projects
Late last year, Savvis announced an initiative for the construction of a 100,000 square foot Shakopee data center, set to open this spring. David Meredith, Savvis senior vice president and general manager, said the area was attractive as it provides resources for future expansion.

“One of the main reasons that Savvis chose this specific location in Shakopee is because it sits on 11 acres of partially developed land,” Meredith said. “As a greenfield site, we will be able to build new phases and expand the data center as demand dictates.”

In addition, Stream Data Centers also has plans for a Minnesota data center and is building a 75,675 square foot facility in Chaska. ViaWest also recently acquired the former Entegris headquarters in Chaska and plans to convert the facility to a 158,000 square foot data center.

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