A look at the main data center floor at  DataSite Orlando when it first opened. (Photo: DataSite)

A look at the main data center floor at DataSite Orlando when it first opened. (Photo: DataSite)

DataSite Upgrades Critical Infrastructure in Orlando Data Center

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DataSite completed a $12 million critical systems upgrade in its Orlando data center, adding power and cooling capacity. The company provides wholesale and retail colocation space for medium and high power density computing environments.

The single story, free-standing building is 130,000 square feet. It was built to withstand hurricanes, one of the most potent natural disasters in the state. The facility is Category 5 hurricane rated and is 60 miles inland, outside of the 500-year floodplain. The exterior is windowless and has 8-inch-thick steel-reinforced concrete walls built from the underground up. Power is delivered from two separate utility substations through two compartmentalized and isolated rooms.

The upgrades include:

  • New UPS system delivering 6.25 megawatts total
  • Standby power plant of 13.4 megawatts and utility service capacity of 12 megawatts
  • 2N electrical support infrastructure for redundancy
  • New air-cooled chiller plant with total system cooling capacity of 2,300 tons
  • A/B header system providing 2N system level redundancy.

“We are thrilled with the quality and efficiency delivered by TSS with this expansion,” said Jeff Burges, president of DataSite said, commenting on the upgrade work done by contractor TSS. “TSS is our go-to partner for design and construction of all our data center facilities. They are uniquely able to complete these types of upgrades seamlessly.”

Chief technicaloOfficer of TSS Jerry Gallagher noted the significant upgrades to critical mechanical and electrical infrastructure were performed without interruption or impact to normal data center operation.

DataSite is owned by BURGES Property + Company and operates facilities in Orlando, Atlanta and Boise, Idaho. It entered Boise earlier this year by purchasing a former Bank of Idaho building. Last year, the company undertook an expansion in Marietta, an Atlanta suburb.

About the Author

Jason Verge is an Editor/Industry Analyst on the Data Center Knowledge team with a strong background in the data center and Web hosting industries. In the past he’s covered all things Internet Infrastructure, including cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), mass market hosting, managed hosting, enterprise IT spending trends and M&A. He writes about a range of topics at DCK, with an emphasis on cloud hosting.

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