Sunday, September 8, 2013

Las Vegas' Switch SUPERNAPS Continues Rapid Growth

Switch, which operates the SUPERNAPS data centers in Las Vegas, sold a record-breaking 19 megawatts of power to 23 clients during the month of August.

Switch provides massive-scale colocation, connectivity, cloud and content solutions for more than 600 global clients. SUPERNAP 8 is built from Switch’s modular optimized designed products, which includes the Switch SHIELD (redundant weather-proof roofing structures), the TSC 1000 ROTOFLY (HVAC system), the T-SCIF (equipment heat containment pods), and the IRON BLACK FOREST (data center separation and containment environment)

In June, Switch, which operates the massive SUPERNAP data center complex in Las Vegas, unveiled plans for its most advanced building yet.

The SUPERNAP 8 data center will be built with two independent, separate and individually rated 200 mph steel roof decks. The two roofs are located nine feet apart and are attached to the concrete and steel shell of the facility and contain zero roof penetrations. The new facility will use the Switch IRON BLACK FOREST temperature control system for heat containment and to mitigate an disaster event impacts.  The building will also feature a patent pending flywheel to support refrigeration and temperature controls during a power outage by delivering uninterruptable high-efficiency data center cooling.

In addition, SUPERNAP 8 will offer the same tri-redundant backup power systems and the enhanced security that Switch uses in its other building. 

Switch notes that its Las Vegas location is extremely well connected by national fiber.  It is also located in "the safest desert on the planet, free from natural disasters and disturbances and built on the newest and greenest power grid in the United States."