Cosentry has doubled capacity in its Midlands data center in Omaha, Nebraska, citing increased demand as the reason for expansion. The data center is effectively doubling in size, including space for over 250 new cabinets with the capacity to support up to 12 kilowatts per cabinet.
“Cosentry has rapidly sold out the first phase of our latest generation data center in Omaha, which proves enterprise customers in both Nebraska and the broader Midwest markets are seeking a full service data center provider that can manage their mission critical IT infrastructure,” said Derek Gillespie, Chief Sales Officer with Cosentry. “The additional capacity in Midlands will support the growth demands for our existing client base as well as help answer the call for data center services we are seeing from emerging enterprises in our local markets. Our customers are telling us that their business applications require data center solutions that offer assured availability and we have been able to deliver.”
The Midlands data center is in tornado country, so it’s designed with safety in mind. Initial construction of the data center was completed in 2010, and it was built to accommodate anticipated expansion. The facility was designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions, including the ability to withstand 250 mile per hour winds. The roof of the facility has multiple layers, built out of reinforced concrete, and equipment to run services is kept within wind resistant walls.
“Cosentry set out to build the world-class data center in Nebraska and the broader Midwest by offering a combination of the highest level of critical infrastructure, such and power and cooling, along with ensuring the center can withstand the most severe weather conditions,” said Kevin Dohrmann, Chief Technical Officer with Cosentry. ”Our Omaha data center was built to withstand tornado level winds and other disasters, so customers can rest assured their IT Infrastructure will maintain highest level of availability in the market.”
Cosentry specializes in Midwest data center services, providing colocation, cloud, hosting and managed services out of facilities built with resiliency in mind. Private equity firm TA Associates acquired CoSentry in 2011.
The Midlands Data center also maintains OSHA Compliance, and was the first LEED Registered data center facility in the region. The Midlands Data Center was given Energy Star Certification in 2012.