Sunday, February 24, 2008

Terremark NAP of the Capital Region

The Terremark $270 Million NAP of the Capital Region is one impressive facility! Virginia site has a write-up of the new Terremark facility being built in Culpeper, Virginia.

Set to open in June 2008, this data center has some impressive features:
  • Two power systems. The first: an array of 55 diesel generators. The second, 440 large flywheels.
  • 160 watts per square foot (funny--I keep hearing that this is a bad metric to use).
  • It is expected to consume 100 megawatts of electricity.
  • 2500 tons of a/c
  • Bus-sized chillers fed by 18 inch wide pipes.
  • They have poured enough concrete to build a 21.5 mile road.
  • Campus will consist of up to five 50,000 sq.ft. independent data centers.
  • My favorite: DoD-trained anti-terrorism personnel on staff.
The video of construction progress:

The Terremark information page, complete with webcam and video (including an overly dramatic soundtrack) can be found here.

The article can be found here

A related story about how most of Terremark's workforce could be local ; can be found here

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