2020 Live Oak Targets Disaster Recovery

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The 2020 Live Oak Street Mission Critical Facility (2020 MCF) in Dallas has expanded its business continuity and disaster recovery options, the company said this week. 2020 Live Oak Street MCF is a 12-floor building with 131,000 rentable square feet of space for data center and telecom customers.

The 2020 MCF facility contains only operations space, but is located across the street from the Sheraton Dallas Hotel and its adjacent convention center. The two properties made it possible for a customer’s private network at 2020 MCF to be routed to any of the hotel’s meeting rooms via a fiber network, allowing companies to use those meeting rooms as command centers to continue operations. The hotel also overs 1,800 rooms for housing employees and their families.

“The disaster recovery offerings came out of our relationships with the local convention center and hotel across the street,” said David Herr of 2020 MCF, who previously founded the Westlin Bunker, a data center near Houston housed in a former corporate nuclear fallout shelter. In the event of a loss of a primary work site, the Westlin location offered clients the ability to relocate their key personnel and families to the campus or the nearby Del Lago resort.

“One of the most attractive options in my center in Houston was the lodging offerings we could give companies and provide them a full service solution for business continuity,” said Herr. “I thought that running that same program here in Dallas, which is far outside hurricane strike zones farther south, would be fairly successful. So far, the response on the few tours we’ve given has been very positive.”

2020 Live Oak offers options ranging from single server space to over 10,000 square feet  of contiguous space. The building is about 50 percent occupied, and currently has four shell floors that are available to build to suit, and two floors housing colocation space for customer racks and cabinets.

The building houses a Verizon central office and has 14 carriers available, including Level 3) AT&T, XO, TWTC, Cogent, Neutral Tandem, AboveNet, and Equant.

About the Author

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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