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Data Centers

Dallas Data Center Dal I

VAZATA’s Dallas Data Center I (DAL I) is located at 4025 Midway Road in Carrollton, Texas, just 17 miles north of downtown Dallas and is easily accessible from both DFW airport and Dallas Love Field. This location is ideal for companies seeking managed cloud hosting, data center relocation, Dallas colocation or hybrid infrastructure solutions.

Facility Introduction

  • Conveniently located near the George Bush Turnpike and North Dallas Tollway
  • 100% uptime achieved since data center commissioning in 2008
  • Features 25,000 SF of move-in-ready Tier III (with Tier IV attributes) data center space
  • Fed by diverse utility feeds from two (2) separate substations in two (2) separate counties and two (2) separate power plants
  • Generator yard protected by 30’ high retaining wall for security
  • TPO high reflectivity roofing system – one year old
  • Surface parking – 300+ spaces in building lot

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Dallas Data Center Features

Security

  • Multi-layer security and authentication
  • HVAC, power and building critical systems managed and monitored 24x7x365
  • 24x7x365 security guarded access, key-card and/or biometric access controlled in critical areas
  • Cage access is controlled by biometric and/or key card access readers
  • All access points, common areas and the building perimeter are monitored by CCTV
  • All security feeds monitored in a VAZATA Network Operations Center facility in accordance with PCI requirements
  • All critical building systems are monitored 24x7x365 Building Management Systems monitors all building functions

Data Center Floor

  • 36 inch raised floor
  • 1,200 lbs. per sq. ft. of raised floor loading
  • 9’-0’ ft. from raised floor to grid ceiling clearance
  • Secure cages and lockable cabinets solutions

Power

  • UPS is configured with Eight 750 kVA 2N UPS systems
  • Power is served by two (2) sub-stations with diverse entry paths into the facility
    • Each substation is served by separate power generation plants
  • Suite served by one (1) 2500 kVA transformer and one (1) 2500 kVA reserve transformer
  • Dallas Data Center I is served by four 2,000 kW generators, backed up by a fifth 2,000 kW generator
  • True A/B power is delivered to the data center floor with redundant PDUs and RPPs
  • Power is monitored at the branch circuit level
  • The generator yard is located behind a 30 ft. high retaining wall around the perimeter for security
    • Generators are tested on a monthly basis
  • Subterranean fuel storage tanks have a capacity of up to 48,000 gallons of diesel fuel
  • The data center is supported by redundant re-fuel contracts
  • Space offers a total capacity of 3.3 Megawatts of power

Cooling

  • Served by 1800 Ton cooling plant in N+1 configuration with N=25% CRAH unit design
  • Cooling is configured with thirty-30 ton CRAH units on the floor
  • High density configurations are supported

Fire Detection & Fire Suppression

  • Double-interlock, dry pipe, pre-action water sprinkler system
  • Overhead and under floor smoke detection
  • VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus)

Telecom & Connectivity Processes

  • Fiber enters the building through two separate entrance facilities on different sides of the facility and diverse underground entry points
  • Facility has a private, DWDM fully redundant carrier grade fiber ring to connect VAZATA data centers to major carrier hotels.

VAZATA Blended Bandwidth

  • NTT
  • Zayo
  • AT&T
  • Cogent
  • Equinix
  • Level 3

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