Site: Cavern Technologies

Company: Cavern Technologies
Metro: Kansas City
State: Missouri
Country: United States
Region: North America
Region: Americas
Region: World
Address:
Utility Provider: Evergy
Power Cost: 8.0 cents per kWh
Total Building SqFt: 300,000
Gross SqFt: 180,000
Total Power: 15.0 Megawatts

Cavern Technologies’ Kansas City colocation facility is located in a limestone cave 125 feet beneath Lenexa, Kansas. The cave is a three million-square-foot limestone bunker providing protection from natural disasters.

Underground caves offer natural protection from weather, and the constant 68-degree temperature reduces the facility’s dependence on power to keep the servers cool.

Expansions

  • Cavern started with 60,000 square feet in 2006.
  • Then in 2013, it expanded by an additional 60,000 for a total of 110,000 sqft.
  • In 2019, it was expanded by an additional 40,000 sqft
  • The site has the ability to expand up to 500,000sqft and 50 MW of power.

Founded in 2007

Cavern Technologies, was founded by Pete Clune and John Clune in 2007. Pete and John drew from their backgrounds in risk management and executive leadership, along with the natural underground environment of the facility to establish a data center that would be a fortress of security and IT performance for customers

Map and Nearby Locations:

17501 W 98th St, Lenexa, KS 66219 (#18-33)

SITES within 15 miles of Cavern Technologies

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Distance Site name SqFt MW
1.61 miles Consolidated Lenexa
2.03 miles TierPoint Kansas City-Lenexa
2.08 miles DataBank South Lake KC1 6,000 0.75
2.12 miles DataBank Kansas City KC3 25,000 3.00
4.64 miles DataBank Pine Ridge KC2 12,000 2.50
7.34 miles QTS Overland Park 33,000 0.38
13.72 miles 1102 Grand St (Netrality) Kansas City Carrier Hotel 5.00
14.65 miles Level3 Kansas City (2007 Grand)
14.80 miles Contegix Mainmark
SubTopolis hosts an annual Groundhog Run for the last 35+ years. The event, 5K and 10K runs hare typically hosted in January

Layout of the Meritex Lenexa Executive Park Cave
Source: Meritex
Entrance to the Meritex Lenexa Executive Park
Underground Entrance
Source: Cavern Technologies
Generators
Cavern UPS
Power Room
Source: Cavern Technologies
SubTopolis hosts an annual Groundhog Run for the last 35+ years. The event, 5K and 10K runs hare typically hosted in January
Annual Groundhog Run in the cave

SubTopolis hosts an annual Groundhog Run for the last 35+ years. The event, 5K and 10K runs hare typically hosted in January

Source: SubTropolis

November 2010

Meritex Lenexa Executive Park leasing sheet. Page 3 shows the Cave's layout.

May 2011

Cavern Technologies presentation. Many layout drawings starting on page 8.

February 2019

VYCON Flywheel Case study

November 2018

Onsite Energy Case Study