Stream Data Centers recently announced that the company broke ground on a new facility in the Westover Hills Business Park of San Antonio, Texas.
The facility will be built on a 9.6 acre section of the business park which boasts developed, fully redundant fiber and power infrastructure and close proximity to other prominent data centers. Users of the Westover Hills facility will also benefit from low-cost electricity provided as part of the pro-business local environment. Additionally, the business park has little risk of being affected by natural disasters due to its location, making it an ideal place for housing business continuity services for companies in the gulf coast.
Data Center Design and Layout
The data center is comprised of a single story, 75,840-square-foot facility. Plans for the data center also include dual-feed power from two substations to deliver 7.2 megawatts of critical load electricity. The facility will also have Stream Data Centers' standard 2N electrical/N+1 mechanical configuration.
The facility will be LEED Silver certified, signifying efforts aimed at minimum environmental impact through sustainable building standards and practices.
The facility's data center layout is sectioned off into three 10,000-square-foot suites, each of which can be further divided into 200 kilowatt portions in order to meet differing size needs. The suites also contain 4,500 square feet of space for private disaster recovery services. The private suites also have 36 inch raised floors, totaling 30,000 square feet of raised floor space.
This data center for lease also offers several on-site security measures, including cameras and biometric scanners to protect equipment containing sensitive data.
The facility will be available for occupancy by May 2014 and is Stream's second data center in the area. Stream representatives stated that the company chose the Westover Hills Business Park due to the area being one of the top enterprise data center markets in the country, as well as one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States.
"San Antonio's central location, reliable infrastructure and stable cost of electricity make it a great choice for national enterprise users to locate and operate their mission-critical infrastructure," said Stream Data Center co-managing partner Rob Kennedy. "We're looking forward to completing construction to help meet the growing demand for IT infrastructure in San Antonio and Central Texas."