In mid-August, IT services provider TierPoint announced that it had broke ground on its new Oklahoma data center in Oklahoma City. The new facility will include 69,000 square feet of space, 30,000 square feet of which is raised floor space and 10,000 square feet dedicated to business continuity office space. The data center is slated to open in the summer of 2015.
The structure is being constructed to Tier III carrier-class specifications and will feature an N+1 redundant power system with the capacity to deliver 2.7 MW of critical power. Overall, the facility has the ability to support up to 30kW of power per rack. The Oklahoma City data center is also a carrier-neutral facility, audited for SSAE 16 SOC. In addition, the building has an on-site fuel repository of more than 10,000 gallons.
The Oklahoma data center also has special security measures including two-factor authentication, lockable racks and private client cages. Also featured in the security system are BioMetrics, proximity sensors and logging at all entrances, as well as internal and external cameras connected to a digital recording system.
Clients can also utilize private lounge and work areas, as well as several large staging areas to set up new installations and upgrades. Todd Currie, TierPoint Oklahoma general manager, noted that the company is focused on customizable services, with the design of the new Oklahoma City data center aimed at accommodating all client power and configuration needs.
“The new data center will enhance our ability to meet growing customer demand for secure colocation, managed hosting and cloud services and demonstrates TierPoint’s commitment to growing the Oklahoma market,” Currie said.
Currie added that the region provides low cost land and utility resources, making it an attractive location for data centers. TierPoint also operates another Oklahoma City data center, which it built in 2009, as well as a Tulsa data center and a Dallas data center.