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Green House Data Keeps it Cool in WY, Announces Plan for $35 Million Data Center Expansion

Friday, November 18, 2011   (0 Comments)
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Green House Data Keeps it Cool in WY, Announces Plan for $35 Million Data Center Expansion

CHEYENNE, WY – Green House Data, Wyoming’s first multi-tenant data center offering cloud hosting and colocation services, announced today plans to build a second data center in the state — expanding its footprint by 25,000 square feet to meet the growing customer demand for energy efficient IT infrastructure. The additional high-density data center space will more than double the company’s current size and grow the power capacity to 4.5 megawatts.

The new Tier 3, concurrently maintainable data center will contain the latest technologies for energy efficiency. The company is predicting an average annual PUE of 1.16, with a peak of PUE 1.22, ratings that are 75% more efficient than the typical data center. To achieve this optimal operational efficiency, the data center design will include:

·         Modular data center design

·         100% renewable energy power

·         Free cooling, utilizing indirect / direct evaporative cooling

·         No refrigerant based cooling on the data center floor

·         Hot aisle/cold aisle containment

·         Flywheel UPS and diesel backup generator

"Wyoming offers many benefits to support high tech companies like ours,” stated Shawn Mills, President of Green House Data. "The State and local economic development agencies have provided immense support to encourage our business to expand in Wyoming.”

The company specifically chose to continue its development in Wyoming due to both client demand and the progressive economic incentives offered by the state of Wyoming. For this project, Green House Data has partnered with organizations such as Cheyenne LEADS and the Wyoming Business Council, which have both been instrumental to the success of the initial facility as well as the development of the new data center.

"I speak regularly about the potential for the data center industry in Wyoming and Green House Data is proof that there is more than potential, there are real advantages to operating a data center here,” Governor Matt Mead said. "I am pleased the state was able to support this company and that after a thorough review of locations Wyoming remained the best fit for this new data center.”

The new building will be located in Cheyenne, WY only feet from their corporate headquarters. Wyoming offers the company cool annual temperatures and lower than average humidity, optimal conditions for the 100% free cooling to be utilized within the new facility. Additionally, the state offers high bandwidth availability, lower propensity to natural disaster, attractive real estate and labor rates and plentiful renewable energy.

"It is exciting to see the growth and progress Green House Data has made in just a few short years,” stated Bob Jensen, CEO of the Wyoming Business Council. "Having another ‘home grown’ data center success in Wyoming speaks volumes about the environment here for data centers and other digital industry companies to thrive in our state.”

"Green House Data is a true entrepreneurial company that we have watched – and worked with – for the past several years. They have grown steadily and carefully and now list an amazing assortment of local and high-profile national clients. This next step is a big one for them and really for data centers in Wyoming. We are very pleased to have Greenhouse Data thriving and expanding in the Cheyenne Business Parkway,” added Randy Bruns, CEO at Cheyenne LEADS.

The expected completion date for the new data center is set for the first quarter of 2013, completing the first phase of Green House Data’s Wyoming expansion plan. At full capacity, this expansion plan could total 50,000 square feet.

About Green House Data

Green House Data is an SSAE 16, Type II data center offering premium cloud hosting and colocation services without the high price tag. The current facility is powered by 100% renewable wind energy and operates 40% more energy efficiently than traditional data centers. The company provides managed servers, managed storage, dedicated infrastructure, disaster recovery and offsite backup to more than 70 customers from 24 states and 3 countries.


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