Data Center Expansion Opens In Cheyenne

Jul 31, 2014

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A Data Center celebrated the grand opening of its massive expansion Wednesday in Cheyenne.

Green House spokesperson Wendy Fox says Wyoming’s cool climate allows the data center to regulate its temperature only using the outside air.

Green House spokesperson Wendy Fox says Wyoming’s cool climate makes it uniquely suited to the data center’s needs.

“If you think about your own personal computer, even your laptop, if you have it on your lap and it’s not being vented it gets hot. You can really extrapolate that out into a huge scale if you think about hundreds and hundreds of servers. How warm it gets in there.”

Fox says Wyoming’s low taxes and friendly business policies also make it an attractive place to grow the company.

Green House Data expansion is 35 thousand square feet, more than four times the size of the original center next door. Cheyenne is one of the most popular cities in the country for housing data centers. Microsoft and the National Center for Atmospheric Research also operate facilities in the city.