U.S based telecommunications company Bluebird Network is all set to expand its underground data center facility in Springfield, Missouri. With this expansion, Bluebird will be adding 4,700 sq.feet of space with advanced fuel and power supply to its current facility, bringing the total to 22,300 sq.feet.
According to Bluebird, data center as a market has grown by leaps in the last few years and meeting the demands of their current customers was essential. They also say that in order to meet rising demands of customers expanding their utility became imperative.
The telecommunication firm also revealed that this underground facility will be equipped with a 2MW generator, an additional UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) and an auxiliary storage fuel tank to boost services for their customers. They also claim that a combination of these three appliances will allow the data center to function four days on generator power and improve its overall performance.
Speaking about the expansion, Michael Morey, President and CEO of Bluebird Network, commented:
This expansion will increase the physical size of the data center and will augment our current processes to make the facility stronger. We will provide space to meet increased demand while enhancing our overall services.
In closing, Bluebird added that the expansion design for the underground data center is currently underway and the project will go to bid in the month of May.