Two new data center construction projects have been recently completed in North Carolina. Lee Technologies finished the addition of 6,000 sq ft to the Hosted Solutions data center in Charlotte and DataChambers completed construction of a new 20,000 sq ft facility at its campus in Winston-Salem.
Expansion of the Hosted Solutions facility doubles its critical-load capacity. The project included building out the facility and power and cooling infrastructure. This was not the first contract Lee Technologies got from the hosting, managed services and colocation provider. In 2009, the contractor expanded the client’s Raleigh, N.C., data center by 8,000 sq ft.
Lee Technologies first announced the $7m Charlotte contract in September 2009.
DataChambers invested $9m in its new 20,000 sq ft facility in Winston-Salem, half of which has been pre-leased. The data center is built in a blast-resistant bunker 18 ft underground. The general contractor for the project was Landmark Builders. Electrical infrastructure was engineered by Duke Energy. The build was financed by NewBridge Bank.
On the opposite coast of the continent in southern California, consumer electronics giant Pioneer Electronics enlisted Transitional Data Services to move its data center from one undisclosed location to another within the state. TDS announced completion of the move on Thursday.
The project included complete de-installation, moving and re-installation of all IT infrastructure in the facility. The contractor managed more than 10 vendors during the move, including HP, IBM, Dell, Sun, Brocade, EMC and Cisco.
TDS touted its Transition Manager tool, which provides a Web dashboard for real-time tracking of status of assets and labor during the move. The system uses handheld barcode scanners to keep track of the objects being moved.