Stream Plans Second Texas Private Data Center in The Woodlands

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor Stream Data Centers has recently acquired 7.6 acres of land in The Woodlands master-planned community north of Houston, with plans of developing a new state-of-the-art data center facility. Dubbed Stream Private Data Center, the 75,500-square-foot facility [...]

Stream Data Centers has recently acquired 7.6 acres of land in The Woodlands master-planned community north of Houston, with plans of developing a new state-of-the-art data center facility. Dubbed Stream Private Data Center, the 75,500-square-foot facility will be constructed using Miami-Dade County Building Code Standards, providing the ability to withstand sustained 146-mph straight-line winds. The company will be utilizing accredited construction and design practices required to achieve LEED Gold certification.

According to a press release, the data center will initially deliver 4.5 megawatts of critical power, with the ability to easily expand the critical load to 9 megawatts with all necessary conduits and pads in place. The raised-floor area will be divided into three independent 10,000-square-foot private data halls. Stream will utilize its standard 2N electrical / N+1 mechanical configuration and provide dual feed power from two separate substations. Additionally, the carrier-neutral facility will include redundant telecommunication rooms serving each data hall and access to multiple providers.

“Stream’s Private Data Center in Houston continues our Texas expansion and provides an excellent addition to our portfolio,” stated Paul Moser, co-managing director of Stream Data Centers. “The demand for data center space in Houston is strong, and this ground-up, purpose-built facility will provide enterprise users with an attractive wholesale option in Houston’s premier master-planned community.”

The Private Data Center is not the sole Texas facility in the works for Stream Data Centers, as the company is currently developing another Private Data Center in Richardson that is set for completion in May. The construction start on The Woodlands property is set for February, with plans for the facility to be fully commissioned and ready for occupancy in December 2012.