C7 Data Centers, a privately held colocation company with multiple data centers exclusively located in Utah, has announced the construction of Phase 2 of Granite Point II, its flagship data center and office complex in Bluffdale, Utah.
Opened in December 2013 with a first phase of 35,000 feet of data center space, it is nearing occupancy and C7 has begun the construction of an additional 30,000 square feet in Phase II to be finished in October, 2015. This will complete Granite Point II’s 95,000 feet of data center space in Utah.
In conjunction with this growth, C7 has also expanded the power capacity to the Granite Point colocation facility to 11+ Megawatts, to further leverage the 250,000 square foot campus. An onsite substation is planned for 2016 to expand the power capacity to 20+ Megawatts.
“Granite Point II is an extreme departure in data center design from the typical industry standard in its aesthetic, “just in time” effectiveness, and efficiency in provisioning and cooling,” said C7 Data Centers CEO, Wes Swenson. “Our employees have such great pride in the product, and they are fanatical about customer satisfaction. We have enjoyed terrific growth with local clients, but even greater growth with non-proximate clients from all over the world. Our designs and service are world class, yet our costs are often times 40%-50% lower than similar or larger sized metropolitan service providers in other parts of the United States.”
Utilizing ambient air cooling, cold air containment, and actuated cooling to variable server heat loads, C7 Data Centers’ Granite Point II colocation facility also boasts dense power deployments and monitoring at every level of the infrastructure. 48U cabinets are standard, with 36 inch raised floors, under-floor directional plenums, and circuit or metered power, and anti-piggybacking secured access with three-factor authentication (access badge, video, and iris confirmation).