FedEx Expands Colorado Springs Data Center

Federal Express is building out unfinished space in its Colorado Springs data center, and adding an addition to boot, reports the Colorado Springs Gazette. The paper says FedEx is converting an unfinished 35,838-square-foot second floor of the FedEx data center into technical space, and also adding a 24,000 square foot expansion. The company is also adding five new generators to provide backup power for the expanded footprint.

“We are upgrading our existing information technology operation in Colorado Springs and expect the project to be completed in late 2010,” FedEx spokesman Jim McCluskey told the Gazette. “While we don’t disclose specific information about our information technology operations, we anticipate the facility will qualify for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification once it is completed.”

FedEx began building the 113,000 square foot data center in 2007. The new building replaced a leased data center facility that was about half that size.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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