Telecom’s Planned Data Center Joins Growing Local Pipeline

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor In the competition for data center development, Nevada has often come in second to Texas and other competitors. But the Silver State’s reputation as an also-ran in this field may be changing. Telecom Real Estate Services unveiled plans for the Block Data Center, a project that is set to offer [...]

In the competition for data center development, Nevada has often come in second to Texas and other competitors. But the Silver State’s reputation as an also-ran in this field may be changing. Telecom Real Estate Services unveiled plans for the Block Data Center, a project that is set to offer 13.8 megawatts of capacity.

According to DataCenterKnowledge.com, Telecom will retrofit an existing 50,000-square-foot building through a two-phase buildout. Part one calls for 10 megawatts of power and four independent 7,500-square-foot suites, each providing 1.2 megawatts of uninterruptible power supply. Telecom expects healthcare companies to be the primary tenants.

Kevin Keating, Telecom’s CEO, explained that tenants may either finance improvements themselves or turn over the work to Telecom for a premium.

Telecom’s plans add to a growing pipeline includes such local projects as Cobalt Data Centers’ planned facilities of 34,000, 64,000 and 388,000 square feet.

Cobalt’s first project, a renovated building on West Cheyenne Ave., is scheduled to open in December, VegasINC magazine reported.

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