Data center solution provider Ascent has announced a plan to build its latest data center in St. Louis, Mo. to serve enterprises and the growing biotechnology, life sciences and start-up sectors.
“This new facility will stand at the nexus of a growing hub for innovation, providing this area with comprehensive data center solutions ideal for the increasing number of companies operating in and around the St. Louis area,” said Phil Horstmann, CEO.
The St. Louis data center, called STL1, will be developed on a green-field site covering more than 15 acres and featuring 10 plus MVA of power. Ascent said that the facility will have the capacity to accommodate tenants with a diverse range of design architectures and computing requirements. Similar to Ascent’s CH2 and CH3 data centers in Chicago, the St. Louis facility will offer rack-ready, purpose-built, fully customizable and autonomous suites as well as shared infrastructure for customers seeking enterprise-level solutions at a lower cost.
The facility has a 24-foot high ceilings and 40-foot column spacing, allowing for efficient space and equipment utilization. Also, the design includes plans for an expandable, hardened building shell capable of withstanding tornado, essential for the continuity of data center operations in the region.