ViaWest selects GE’s electrical distribution systems to power several data centers

North American co-location provider ViaWest has selected GE’s electrical distribution systems to power several data centers.

ViaWest is deploying GE’s electrical distribution systems at its Lone Mountain, Tier IV data center in Las Vegas; the Cornell data center in Denver; the Synergy Park data center in Dallas and two new data centers under construction in Denver and Minneapolis.

GE’s electrical distribution systems include substation distribution equipment, switchboards, panelboards, transformers and power switching equipment.

In a statement, GE said its ability to expedite the delivery of critical electrical infrastructure to ViaWest, accompanied with flexible financing provided by GE Capital, helped ViaWest maximize capital efficiency by matching payments on the lease with cash inflows from new customers.


“GE’s combination of reliable equipment, speed to market and financing options make them an ideal partner to help fuel the growth of our innovative data centers,” said Dave Leonard, chief data center officer, ViaWest.

ViaWest’s newest Las Vegas-area data center, Lone Mountain, is built for energy efficiency and fault-tolerant high availability. The data center’s Adaptable Mesh electrical design is powered by two independent medium-voltage utility feeds serving more than 74,000 square feet of raised-floor data center space.

In addition, independent electrical paths and compartmentalization ensure that power is never compromised. Lone Mountain’s fully redundant cooling plant features 3,000 tons of fault-tolerant capacity and 100 percent redundant continuous cooling to the raised floor in a hot aisle/cold aisle configuration, which keeps equipment running at peak performance.

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