GIGA OPENS 60MW CAROLINA FACILITY
Atlanta-based data center provider Giga Data Centers, LLC has announced the opening of its new 60MW data center facility CLT-1, in Mooresville, North Carolina.
According to the company, CLT-1 leverages a highly energy-efficient modular design first used in turnkey installations provided to enterprise companies and agencies including the U.S Department of Energy.
The new facility spans 165,800 square feet with a 120,000 square feet main data hall. The company claims CLT-1 supports power and cooling from 5kW to 50kW per 52U rack, at a promised Power Use Efficiency (PUE) rating of < 1.15.
Giga said that the company can offer affordable pricing due to Giga’s WindChill system which provides hot/cold aisle isolation and adiabatic cooling. This could lower data center operating costs and offers rack-power densities from 5 kilowatts up to 50 kilowatts per rack cabinet, all at 4.1₵ per kWhr, the company claims.
“With our new facility open for business, small to mid-sized companies will finally have access to high-performance compute capabilities at affordable prices,” said Jake Ring, Giga President and CEO.
The company also revealed that its customers will benefit from an exemption of all sales and use tax until 2029, including on electricity, and property tax is rebated up to 80% until 2026.
CLT-1 is also connected to the transmission lines fed by two Duke Energy power generation plants supplying green and renewable electricity.
“Giga’s new facility is an efficiency milestone for the colocation industry that places world-class hosting and carrier-neutral services in an ideal location, to offer a lower-priced option over more costly data center fees charged in other markets.” Ring adds.
This launch is coming about a week after Giga Data Centers expanded its executive team with the appointment of David Shepard as its chief revenue officer. This opening adds to Shepard’s tasks, which entails overseeing the sales, marketing and partner channel teams to execute the company’s strategy and achieve its revenue goals.