Peak10 + ViaWest Completes Denver Expansion
- Nov 17, 2017
Peak10 + ViaWest have completed an 88,000-square-foot expansion to its Englewood, Colo. facility. The Compark data center now has a total of 140,000 square feet of raised floor space. A total of five facilities are operated by Peak10 + ViaWest in the state of Colorado, all of them within Denver’s metropolitan area, with the newly expanded one being the largest.
Compark Data Center is located at 8636 S. Peoria St., near the Centennial Airport and Route 470. Its remote location comes as an enhancement on top of the measures already in place. These include five-zone security areas with biometric authentication, 24/7 on-site personnel and monitored security cameras.
The facility’s overall design makes it capable of delivering 1,500 watts per square foot, at a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.3. It offers potential tenants the choice of customizing the private suites and cages available. The data center has 24-foot ceilings for efficient heat collection and cooling. Its proprietary-design systems can deliver two million cubic feet of temperature- and humidity-controlled air, replacing it entirely every two minutes.
“Demand in the Denver area is spiking as our customers’ data needs increase and their infrastructure strategies shift toward a fully hybrid IT model. With our Compark data center, we are breaking the mold of data center design by introducing multiple innovations that help us achieve one of the lowest PUE ratings in the industry, translating to lower operating costs for our customers,” said Chris Downie, CEO of Peak10 + ViaWest, in a prepared statement.
A dual feed power supply delivers a total of 29 megawatts, with fault tolerant diesel generators in place, while an 18-megawatt UPS system with multiple redundancies is installed to ensure against outages. Network connectivity is delivered via a 100-gigabit backbone, with geographic redundancy due to Peak10 + ViaWest’s other Denver facilities. Compark is a carrier-neutral facility with almost 30 carriers to choose from.
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