Inside ViaWest’s Tier IV Data Center


ViaWest’s new Lone Mountain data center features a cooling system that can alternate between three methodologies, dependent upon weather conditions. The “Super-CRAC” unit in front managed a chilled water loop. (Photo: ViaWest)

ViaWest recently opened the doors at its new Lone Mountain Data Center in north Las Vegas. The facility will offer 74,000 square feet of raised floor space within a 110,000 square foot building. The Lone Mountain facility is the first Tier IV designed colocation facility in North America, according to the Uptime Institute. Check out our photo feature, Closer Look: ViaWest’s Tier IV Las Vegas Data Center, for details.

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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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