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Jul. 22, 2013

Stream Data Centers Announces Plans to Build New Private Data Center in Chaska

By Gabriel Circiog, Associate Editor

Texas-based developer and operator of wholesale data centers Stream Data Centers recently announced plans to open its 16th facility in the U.S. and its first enterprise data center in Chaska, Minn.

“Our customers are some of the largest businesses in corporate America,” said Rob Kennedy, co-managing partner at Stream. “This purpose-built data center will serve their enterprise IT and data center needs and give them access to Chaska’s robust power and fiber infrastructure.”

Located in the southwest suburb of Minneapolis, the new data center will be a purpose-built facility that will offer solid, scalable IT infrastructure and power capacity for enterprise businesses across the U.S. The 75,675-square-foot facility, known as the Stream Private Data Center – Chaska, is available for a single tenant or it can be divided into three private data center suites. Each of the private suites will offer customers 1,200 kilowatts of critical load and will allow them to expand to as much as 2,400 kilowatts through the conduits and pads that will be in place. Each suite will also include a private utility yard, independent back-up generators, and a power and cooling infrastructure. The suites will also provide disaster recovery office space, redundant private telco rooms and 10,000 square feet of raised floor in a private data hall.

Through its location, the facility offers users the advantage of being able to apply for numerous incentives. In order to encourage IT and data center investments, the state of Minnesota offers tax abatements to its data center tenants and sales tax rebates on the purchase of computers and related equipment, including storage and networking systems, cooling and power infrastructure, software and even electrical power.

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