GigaCenter is located close to the international airport in on a major highway Kelowna BC Canada. Kelowna was rated by CIO magazine as one of the best and safest places in North America to locate a datacenter. Phase 1 of the building has 30,000 sq. ft., Phase 2 will expand that to 120,000 sq. ft. Total power capacity is 40 Megawatts.
The datacenter portion was designed and engineered by IBM's Big Green Team to a highly efficient datacenter with a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.38. Fueled by hydroelectric power GigaCenter is one of, if not the, greenest datacenters in its class in the world.
Office space will be available for disaster recovery teams.
Designed for Cloud Computing and Advanced Colocation. It supports tiers 2 and 3. Cold aisle design. Up to 5x cooling capacity in comparison to a normal datacenter. 10Gbps fully converged network to the rack.
Features: [x] 24/7 access [x] 24/7 staff on side [x] 24/7 security guard(s) [x] Remote hands available [x] Automatic fire suppression [x] Video surveillance [x] Generator [x] UPS [x] Alarm system [x] Air Conditioned
Services: [x] Rental of suites/rooms [x] Rental of cages [x] Rental of foot prints [x] Rental of racks [x] Hosting of individual servers [x] Dedicated servers [x] Virtual servers [x] Cloud Hosting [x] Office space
Connectivity: GigaCenter has multiple carriers, each at 10 Gbps or higher plus RackForce's own 10Gbps private pipe connecting Kelowna to Calgary, Toronto and down the west coast to Vancouver and Seattle. All connections redundant. Network will be instantly available on demand as GigaCenter is using the latest in Cisco datacenter equipment that virtualizes the entire network layer inside the center. Cisco Datacenter 3.0 and Nexus 7200
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