Different By Design
As 100% new construction, Data Holdings completed the commissioning process in early June 2013. One of the goals of the facility design was to be as efficient as practically possible in every aspect of operations. In mid-2014 it received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Only 5% of US data centers are certified as LEED Gold.
As the parent company to Data Holdings, the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation (PBDC) and the facility designers deliberately set out to differentiate the data center from anything else in Southeastern Wisconsin and to be superior to any other in the State.
- Designed to an aggressive 1.28 Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) rating to minimize operational costs for our customers
- Designed for rack power density up to 30kW per cabinet (in consecutive cabinets) enabling customers to plan long-term for any dense storage or virtualization technology advances
- Designed strictly as a data center with no compromises due to mixed use or building purpose conversion
- Incorporates 100% 2N (concurrent), route diverse power feeds from the utility to the data center floor with an additional power source in the form of an emergency power generator should both utility legs fail
- Carrier neutral served by multiple terrestrial and microwave carriers enabling price competitiveness for the tenant
- Security entrance gate and perimeter fence around the entire property
Low Operating Costs
Power purchased at Primary Rate, Data Holdings owns, operates and maintains the step-down transformer equipment required to deliver secondary voltage, allowing us to pass along low operating costs to customers
1.28 calculated Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) derived from significant investment in state-of-the-art mechanical systems to support our customers’ data stack, informed building design elements. According to the Uptime Institute, the typical data center has an average PUE of 2.5. This means that for every 2.5 watts in at the utility meter, only one watt is delivered out to the IT load. Data Holdings is significantly more efficient than the average.
Site Selection Criteria
- In the pre-design stage the data center site was assessed to determine suitability to support a world-class data center. Independent organizations reported that:
- The site is not in a 500-year flood plain due to the absence of nearby rivers, streams, canals or other potentially influential bodies of water
- There are no railroad tracks in the vicinity
- Milwaukee is location in seismic zone zero
- The closest freeway is 1.25 miles away
- Proximity to Lake Michigan moderates temperature extremes and reduces likelihood of tornado activity
Proximity to Other Cities (please see Data Center Applications)
- Data Holdings is 93 miles from Chicago’s City Hall, and is ideally suited to be a disaster recovery site for that city’s enterprise organizations
- Madison’s State Capitol building is 76 miles away from Data Holdings
- The City Hall in Minneapolis is 334 miles away from Data Holdings