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Closer Look: Cobalt Cheyenne Data Center

Cobalt Data Centers has opened the doors on the first of two planned Tier 3-compliant data centers in Las Vegas. Cobalt Cheyenne is a 34,000 square foot facility backed by 5.5 megawatts of critical power. It's the first of two data centers the company hopes to deploy in Las Vegas, as Cobalt also owns property on Sahara Road. The company held a grand opening ceremony last week. Here's a look inside the data center.


Cobalt offers the choice of 10 major carriers, including AT&T, Centurylink, Cox, Hurricane Electric, Level 3, Telepacific, TW Telecom, Verizon, XO, and Zayo. Wireless carriers are available, for redundancy, including Airband and Telepacific.


Some of the cabinets in the data hall at the new facility. Cooling is supplied by air-cooled CRAC units with integrated air-side economizers for maximum efficiency and flexibility.


Another look at the main data hall at the Cheyenne facility. Fire protection is provided via a pre-action dry pipe sprinkler system and a VESDA smoke detection system


The electrical design is a modular, expandable system providing 2(N+1). Generator capacity is 9.0 MVA with six generators, while UPS capacity is 4.5 MVA in six 750KVA UPS in a tri-redundant system design.


A look at the network operations center and a meeting room.


The building’s architect was Dan Ballard of Ethos Three Architecture, and the general contractor was Burke Construction Group, a 28-year-old, award-winning construction company in Las Vegas.


Cobalt Data Centers offers physical security for its customers’ systems and networks beginning with security guards; CCTV surveillance; alarm systems and multiple man traps throughout the building.


Cobalt Cheyenne has executive suites, conference rooms, a business center, and kitchen with a stocked refrigerator.