Green House Data, a provider of cloud hosting and colocation, has opened a new data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. At the same time, the State of Wyoming has announced they will migrate some of their existing data centers to Green House Data’s newest Cheyenne location.
The 35,000 square foot, 5MW data center is Green House Data’s second colocation facility in Cheyenne.
During a grand opening ceremony that took place on Wednesday, July 30, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead shared with a crowd of close to 250 people that the State and Green House Data had entered into an agreement. This initial purchase is part of the State’s larger plan to retire their existing data centers, citing aging infrastructure and increased operating costs.
“Public-private partnerships such as this one play a key role in ensuring the public has access to the high level of service they expect while still keeping costs controlled,” said Flint Waters, CIO, State of Wyoming. “From a technology standpoint, this move will allow us to better serve our constituents while remaining fiscally responsible.”
Governor Matt Mead
Green House Data is the owner and operator of colocation facilities in Cheyenne, Wyoming; Portland, Oregon; and Newark, New Jersey. The company has been pursuing green enterprise computing since 2007, with an average Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.25 or lower. Its newest colocation facility has a PUE figure of 1.14, according to the company.
“Green House Data is an example of Wyoming matching a great business climate with our many natural advantages for data centers,” said Governor Matt Mead. “We are pleased for Green House Data and its employees. Using Wyoming companies and knowing those companies have the expertise and talent to get the job done is exciting. This is a sound decision for Wyoming.”