Colocation provider Cobalt Data Centers announced on Friday it has opened Cobalt Cheyenne, the first of its two planned Tier 3-compliant data centers in Las Vegas.
Cobalt fully remodeled the Cheyenne data center in late November, months after it took over another Las Vegas data center, which serves as an additional site for large-scale deployment and wholesale operation on Sahara Avenue.
Nevada is becoming a high demand area for data center activity, with its tax benefits and being in area free of any natural disasters.
Cobalt Cheyenne is located on West Cheyenne Avenue, 20 minutes from the Las Vegas strip, the data center features 34,000 square foot data center space and 5.5 MW of critical power.
With the capacity of more than 450 cabinets, Cobalt Cheyenne supports 300 watts per square foot densities throughout, with higher density up to 600 watts per square foot available.
In a Data Center Knowledge post (Cobalt Opens Cheyenne Data Center in Las Vegas), Jason Verge pointed out that Cobalt held a ribbon cutting cermony Thursday with Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem Stavros Anthony, complete with a full tour.
“Our data centers and Las Vegas Peering and Internet Exchange, which provides superior fiber connectivity, will serve as fundamental infrastructure supporting the development of the growing technology industry in Las Vegas,” said Mike Ballard, CEO of Cobalt Data Centers. “We are very excited to be a part of the city’s success and technology diversification. Our Cobalt Cheyenne site is a showcase for the industry on how data centers can be designed and operated in alignment with community interest and environmental stewardship.”
Cobalt provides cloud computing and managed services, and has seen significant demand in the Chicago, Texas, and California markets.
To support this growth, Cobalt says its expecting to employ 20 people within the first year of the data center.
The Cheyenne data center features a high density, distributed power infrastructure, along with a modular, expandable system design providing 2(N+1).
Generator capacity is 9.0 MVA with six generators, while UPS capacity is 4.5 MVA in six 750KVA UPS in a tri-redundant system design.
Cobalt’s electrical system was designed by Harris Consulting Engineers. Meanwhile, the building’s architect was Dan Ballard of Ethos Three Architecture, and the general contractor was Las Vegas-based construction company Burke Construction Group.
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