By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor
Oklahoma City—TierPoint, a top cloud computing provider based in St. Louis that offers first-class colocation data center and disaster recovery services, has completed the largest commercial data center project in the Sooner State.
Located within the company’s 15-acre business campus in Oklahoma City, the new 70,000-square-foot data center is three times larger than TierPoint’s first data center facility on campus (DC1). Completed back in 2008, DC1 will continue to operate with a full portfolio of services, and will be connected to DC2 via multiple fiber paths. TierPoint also owns and operates a data center facility in Tulsa, Okla.
TierPoint was able to complete this project with the help of general contractor Timberlake Construction. Schneider Electric Co. led the mechanical, electrical and plumbing work in collaboration with United Mechanical Inc. and Osborne Electric Co., the two largest contractors in Oklahoma.
The two-level, state-of-the-art facility features more than 21,000 square feet of office space, more than 34,000 square feet of raised-floor data center space and more than 14,000 square feet of support space. The facility incorporates a variety of state-of-the-art features, including:
- Two power substations with separate entry points and a total capacity of 5,000kVA;
- N+1 power redundancy and four diesel backup generators to keep the facility running in case of a power failure;
- Enhanced construction to resist heavy wind and water;
- Reinforced foundation to help withstand seismic forces;
- A roofing system constructed of separate structural steel framing and DensDeck substrate elements to protect against moisture;
- Tilt-up panels surrounding each section of the building to create multiple layers of security;
- 24/7 on-site security personnel;
- Secured entrance and dedicated DVR system tied to cameras positioned extensively both outside and inside the facility.
“We committed to this major investment because we’ve seen growing demand for enterprise-class IT solutions, including cloud, colocation, and managed services,” Todd Currie, general manager for TierPoint’s Oklahoma City and Tulsa operations, said in a statement. “At the new facility, we already have working agreements in place with two anchor clients and strong interest from others.”
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