Monday, August 2, 2010

EchoStar Plans New Data Center in Wyoming

EchoStar Broadcasting Corp. is planning to build a Tier III, 77,000-square-foot data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The multimillion dollar data center will be located adjacent to EchoStar's existing satellite uplink and broadcast facility, which is located in the Cheyenne Business Park just east of Cheyenne along Interstate 80.

EchoStar, which designs products and delivers television services for satellite, IPTV, cable, terrestrial, and consumer electronics markets worldwide, said it will use the data center for supercomputing, data storage and archiving to support the company's growth and for collocation to third party customers, including DISH Network L.L.C., one of EchoStar's largest customers.

"After visiting and reviewing more than 50 sites across the country, we chose Cheyenne due to our strong ties to the community, a business friendly tax environment, reasonably priced power, and the availability of a professional work force," said Jeff McSchooler, senior vice president of EchoStar Broadcasting Corp.