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Site: Scott Data Center Omaha
Company: Scott Data Center
Country: United States
Region: North America
Gross SqFt: 110,000
Total Power: 9.0 Megawatts
- Loading dock with dock lever and staging area.
- All facilities elevated above the 100-year flood plain.
- Private workspace and relaxation areas with access to shower facilities.
- Raised Floor: 20” Tate ConCore 2500 Access Floor System.
- Floor Load: 2,500 lbs/tile.
- Subfloor Load: Depressed slab on grade.
- Utility: Omaha Public Power District
- Utility Capacity: Two medium voltage utility feeds. Medium voltage distributed through ring bus fully redundant configuration.
- Critical Power Capacity: Up to 9,000 kW of critical load capability in a fully redundant, isolated 2N UPS configuration delivered through eight (8) independent AB 2500 KVA buses.
- UPS Storage Systems: Battery DC energy storage system arranged in an N+1 battery string per UPS module.
- Redundancy: All UPSs are double conversion units paralleled for capacity, a single STS 1+N configuration and wrap around maintenance bypass to allow UPS services without cutting power to A or B side of critical load.
- Energy Power: Up to eight (8) 2250 kW Medium Voltage Diesel Generators in an N+1 configuration. Units housed indoors for protection with physical separation between units and switchgear.
- Fuel Storage: 24+ hours of fuel in multiple tanks to prevent fuel spoilage. Onsite refueling capable while running.
- Cooling: Precision cooling floor-mounted chiller water air conditioning units provide N+1 cooling to each suite.
- Redundancy: Chilled water supplied through diverse and redundant loops from an N+1 configured central plant with multiple 1,250-ton water cooled chillers.
- Air Handling: CO2 monitored variable airflow provides ventilation and pressurization air.
- Humidification: Armstrong Humidification System.
- Backup Water System: Independent well for condenser make up water for cooling towers.
- Leak Detection: Rope style leak detection under raised floor.
Site History: [r1]
2002 – The Campus Begins
- Walter Scott Jr., Chairman of Level 3 Communications and an industry leader, invests in 20 acres of land in midtown Omaha, Nebraska.
- Through the Suzanne & Walter Scott Foundation, Mr. Scott establishes the Scott Technology Center, a campus for technology incubation, technology transfer, and data center offerings.
- The initial 60,000 square foot facility serves as a technology incubator as well as a collaboration space between industry, government, and academia.
2005 – The Scott Technology Center Campus Expands
- A second 80,000 square foot facility on the Scott Technology Center campus is erected.
- The facility is designed to house global operation centers and satellite monitoring laboratories for Fortune 500 companies.
- The Scott Technology Center is now a growing technology presence in Omaha.
2006 – Scott Data Center Is Born
- Scott Data Center’s first phase of construction is completed.
- The 50,000 square foot facility meets stringent criteria for both Department of Defense and National Intelligence Community physical and electronic security, redundancy, and reliability.
- The facility also meets Tier III specifications for data center operations.
2008 – Scott Data Center Expands
- Scott Data Center adds an additional 30,000 square feet of facilities.
- Mirroring the construction of the 2006 facility, and physically attached to the original data center, the 2008 addition is specifically focused on private sector users.
- Within 6 months of completion, the Scott Data Center addition has occupants of highly regulated industries, including health care, insurance, and financial services.
- The Scott Data Center now offers a total of 80,000 square feet of facilities.
2010 – Co-Location Space Added, Power Upgraded
- Based on growing demand, Scott Data Center adds co-location space and begins the process of upgrading power to the original 50,000 square feet of data center.
- While embarking on the design phase of the power upgrade, Scott Data Center engages the Uptime Institute to begin the process of achieving Tier III Design Certification.
2011 – Tier III Design Certification
- February 4, 2011, the Uptime Institute names Scott Data Center the 21st Tier III Design Certified facility
- Tier III Design Certification makes Scott Data Center Nebraska’s first Tier Certified data center and the region’s only multi-tenant, Tier III certified data center.
- In the spring, Scott Data Center prepares to break ground and begin construction on the Tier III Certified design.
- The design adds a 20 megawatt central plant in support of the Scott Data Center, and brings the total Scott Data Center square footage to more than 110,000 square feet.
2012 – Expansion Complete, Tier III Design and Construction Certification Achieved
- Scott Data Center renovation and central plant expansion are complete, and the 20 megawatt plant is online.
- June 2012, the Scott Data Center becomes the first multi-tenant data center in Nebraska and only the second in the United States to receive Tier III Certification in both design and construction from the Uptime Institute.
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