Venyu, a provider of managed hosting, virtualization, cloud hosting, and data protection, has begun construction on its new Jackson, Mississippi data center. Located within the former McRae’s Department Store, the Mississippi facility is the company’s fourth data center, totaling over 67,000 square feet at an estimated construction cost of $35 million.
The new business resource will offer cloud hosting, cloud backup & disaster recovery services as well as colocation space to host company networking devices. In addition, Venyu is leasing the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) space to serve as headquarters for its Center for Telehealth.
“Venyu is a company predicated on making a positive community impact, whether it’s leveraging the latest power-saving initiatives or creating new jobs,” said Scott Thompson, President, Venyu. “Our new Jackson, Mississippi data center is the perfect location to complement our two existing facilities and further help companies take advantage of cloud and disaster recovery data services.”
The new Jackson data center is being structurally reinforced and built to the same high availability and redundant specifications as its Baton Rouge BTR2 facility, which opened in the spring of 2014. The data center facility is being constructed with “an innovative” second floor level for cooling (HVAC units). Additional facility features will include:
- Office space for 6-8 employees
- 360 total rack capacity
- A total of four emergency generators, one mW each in an N+1 configuration
- UPS configuration providing 1800kW available capacity in an N+1 configuration
- Power distribution supplied via high-efficiency transformers and overhead bus
- A total of eight, 200 ton, nominal air cooled chillers, feeding eight Air Handling Units (AHUs)
- Facility will be serviced by a minimum of three communication providers
Within the new data center facility, Venyu is also providing space for UMMC to house their rapidly growing telehealth program. UMMC’s entire operation center will leverage the managed hosting provider’s power and network connectivity to efficiently administer telehealth services across the state of Mississippi, without requiring doctors or the patients to travel.