Savvis announced plans to open a new data center in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in spring 2014.
MN2 will serve as the Minneapolis area's first multitenant Tier III data center to receive certification from both the Uptime Institute and the U.S. Green Building Institute's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. It will be built to support 4.8 megawatts of IT load on 100,000 square feet of raised floor space. Savvis plans to with an initial 1.2 megawatts and 13,000 square feet of raised floor space.
"We are investing in technology infrastructure that allows our diverse business community to continue to grow and innovate," said Duane Ring, CenturyLink Midwest region president. "We're pleased to announce the first phase of development for this new data center and look forward to the opportunities this creates for businesses in the Twin Cities and around the world."
Compass Datacenters will develop the data center on 10 acres of property it owns in Shakopee, Minn., a Minneapolis suburb, and lease the facility to Savvis.