The BendBroadband Vault is a 30,000 square foot data center in Bend, Oregon that has been designed with a focus on sustainability. The facility integrates a number of strategies to address its energy impact, including a solar array, the procurement of renewable power from the local utility, a cooling system that uses a "heat wheel" (Kyoto Cooling) system, and an efficient design that uses chimney containment to isolate hot and cold air within the data center environment. Here's a closer look at the the Vault and its key features.
BendBroadband has pursued LEED Gold and Energy Star Certification. The Vault currently has two anchor tenants, including St. Charles Health System, based in Bend. Five major network carriers provide broadband services to the facility, allowing tenants a choice of provider and supporting diverse paths of connectivity to the Vault. BendBroadband will also house key elements of its own Network Operating Center (NOC) at the facility, providing data and transport services to the region’s commercial and residential customers.