An aerial view of the massive solar power array on the roof of the DuPont Fabros NJ1 data center in Piscataway, New Jersey (Photo: DuPont Fabros Technology.)

An aerial view of the massive solar power array on the roof of the DuPont Fabros NJ1 data center in Piscataway, New Jersey (Photo: DuPont Fabros Technology.)

Green House Data Expands to New Jersey

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An aerial view of the massive solar power array on the roof of the DuPont Fabros NJ1 data center in Piscataway, New Jersey. Green House Data is the newest company to set up a data center in the building.  (Photo: DuPont Fabros Technology.)

Green House Data, a Wyoming-based provider of colocation and cloud hosting services. has opened its first East Coast data center, the company said today. Green House will house its infrastructure with Net2EZ inside the NJ1 wholesale data center in Piscataway, New Jersey, operated by DuPont Fabros Technology. Net2EZ leases wholesale space within NJ1, which it uses to offer colocation services to its customers.

The new facility will expand Green House’s data center footprint, which includes facilities in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Portland, Oregon. The company is focused on providing environmentally sustainable hosting environments, and bills its cloud computing offering as “the world’s greenest cloud.” The company cited the 2 megawatt solar array covering the massive roof of the DuPont Fabros facility as consistent with its emphasis on environmental stewardship.

The move grows the Green House Data cloud to cover the United States from coast to coast, ensuring excellent access in North America and Europe, and providing cloud infrastructure as a service options to those organizations who must have low latency, high performance access to their applications at all times.

“The Green House Data cloud now blankets the entire nation,” said Shawn Mills, president of Green House Data. “We are proud to give our customers a geographically diverse cloud that is highly available, load balanced across locations, and provides additional failover in the case of an unforeseen event.”

“Because we are able to provide multiple, nationwide access points, our customers are able to reach their customers, faster, no matter where they are in North America or the Eurozone,” said Mills.

Green House is referring to its NJ1 facility as its  “Newark” facility, even though Piscataway is about 30 miles from Newark.  The NJ1 facility has earned Gold certification under the LEED standard for green buildings, and DuPont Fabros says it operates with a Power USafe Effectiveness below 1.3.

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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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