Ascent Announces Plans for New Data Center in St. Louis Tech Corridor

Data center solution provider Ascent has announced its plan to build its latest data center in St. Louis County.

The center will be designed to provide the highly flexible and scalable data center infrastructure necessary for St. Louis-based enterprises and the growing biotechnology, life sciences and start-up sectors.

The St. Louis data center, called STL1, will be developed on a green-field site strategically located at the heart of a rapidly expanding hub for technological innovation in the Midwest.

Covering over 15 acres and featuring 10 plus MVA of power, the data center will have the capacity to accommodate tenants with a diverse range of design architectures and computing requirements.

Similar to Ascent’s CH2 and CH3 data centers in Chicago, the St. Louis facility will offer rack-ready, purpose-built, fully customizable and autonomous suites as well as shared infrastructure for customers seeking enterprise-level solutions at a lower cost.

Tenants will benefit from 24-foot high ceilings and 40-foot column spacing, allowing for efficient space and equipment utilization. In addition, the design includes plans for an expandable, hardened building shell capable of withstanding tornado, essential for the continuity of data center operations in the region.

Phil Horstmann, CEO, Ascent said: “This new facility will stand at the nexus of a growing hub for innovation, providing this area with comprehensive data center solutions ideal for the increasing number of companies operating in and around the St. Louis area.”

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