Ground was broken for the 35,000-square-foot,
At a ceremony to mark the building's grand opening, Green House Chief Executive Officer
"It was just seven years ago that Green House Data was a glimmer in its founders' eyes," Mills said. "Today, we're very excited to say we count over 350 customers from around the world, including five countries and 26 states."
Mills credited Gov.
He also credited the
"It's really exciting to see this new industry start to burgeon here in
Mead also took to the podium to reflect on how the combined vision of his administration,
The governor cited other recent local developments, like a two-phase
He then added that it's clear the tech sector is becoming aware of
"As much as we've seen in four years, where we've gone from 'what's a petaflop?' to this grand opening today, we've just touched the tip of the iceberg. We can do so much more."
Mead also announced the state will be the first customer of the new data center, having acquired 56 racks for computing equipment and servers.
"The state is so pleased to have these," Mead said. "It's a great asset for the state, especially as we look at expanding what we can do here."
And the state government can rest assured that its data will be about as safe as it can get.
"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," Salazar said.
"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."
The server rooms even have special flooring to minimize static discharge. There also is a VESDA system, short for "very early smoke detection apparatus," meant to find and alert staff to the presence of overheating equipment before it starts smoking.
Green House Marketing director
As more customers come online and additional support staff are needed, she said the new center could house up to 100 with potential for even further development in the future.
"The state of
"There's no corporate income tax, you can get these discounts, and you can tell they want us here."
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