Green House Data announced in July that the $35 million expansion to its Wyoming data center is complete. Ground was broken for the facility, which at 35,000 square feet is almost four times the size of their original Cheyenne data center, last August.
The new Wyoming data center is carrier neutral with multiple on-net providers and features an N+1 electrical power infrastructure that delivers power in true A/B configuration. The facility utilizes state-of- the-art fire detection and suppression systems and is fully compliant with a variety of industry regulations, including HIPAA, PCI DSS and SSAE 16 Type II. The building also has data center sustainability in mind, utilizing 100 percent free, redundant cooling.
State-of-the-art security measures in use
Green House Data also invested highly in security with their new facility, implementing modern physical measures like PIN codes, magnetic card recognition systems and biometric fingerprint access for the building. Steps to protect the security of the data were also taken, including full redundancy for each system and server.
“Some companies are literally making tons of money per minute, and if they’re down for just an hour, that’s very costly to these companies doing Internet business and things of that nature,” said Art Salazar, director of data center facilities and compliance for Green House Data. “That’s what data centers are all about, that 100 percent uptime. You can lose part of your heating, part of your cooling, part of your air conditioning, part of your carriers, your circuits, and you still remain up and running.”
Wyoming data center incentives
Green House Data, which has more than 350 customers in five countries, chose to expand their Cheyenne data center in part because they were able to benefit from a $2.25 million data center grant from the Wyoming Business Council. Wyoming is encouraging data centers to move to the state and take advantage of the energy resources it offers. In fact, the state is so excited about Green House Data’s investment in the area that they became the company’s first customer in the new space, having already acquired 56 racks. The Wyoming data center is already at 25 percent capacity, and because of that Green House Data is planning to keep the original, smaller data center open as well to meet demand.