Time Warner Cable (TWC) has broken ground on the expansion of its data center in Centennial, Colorado, called National Data Center West. This is one of two of the company’s main data centers.
The US$85m expansion will support the equipment that will deliver digital video and IP-based services for TWC’s core residential and business products.
Mike LaJoie, executive VP and CTO at TWC, said, “Every day we serve millions of customers across 29 states, from Hawaii to Maine, and expansion of National Data Center West reaffirms our commitment to deliver an expanding array of products, services and content to our customers anywhere, any time and on any device,” he said.
Time Warner Cable opened National Data Center East in Charlotte, North Carolina, late last year, and National Data Center West serves a nearly identical function to ensure availability of the company’s services.
Construction of the additional building in Centennial will continue through late 2014. The new facility is scheduled to go online in January 2015.
Including upgrades that have been made at the facility since 2011, investment in the entire project will top $141 million once complete.
The expansion will add 75% more capacity, matching its capabilities to the Charlotte data center. The facility’s total post-expansion size will be 170,000 sq ft, holding 1,600 racks and supporting up to 6.4MW of critical load.
Both sites host the applications that support about 70m residential emails sent every day, managing the billing records for more than 15m customers and supporting backend applications delivered to TWC employees. The centers also support core residential and commercial products and services, including WiFi, High Speed Data, Voice, TV services on smart phones and the company’s IntelligentHome home management offering.
The company is working to achieve LEED Silver certification for the facility.
[Courtesy of Data Center Dynamics]