Missouri is one of the go-to states for data center startups. Electricity is cheaper, taxes are lower, and labor costs aren’t as high as they are in most other states.
Missouri also benefits from the presence of several strong IT companies, educators, and suppliers all over the state. From unique solar-powered Missouri data centers to futuristic underground facilities, Missouri is becoming a focal point for the nation’s most impressive colocation data center options.
SubTropolis Technology Center (STC) in Kansas City combines leading-edge facility design standards with industry-recognized best practices. Specifications include:
- 30 megawatts/37.5MVA, 135-watts per square foot of raised floor
- N+1 redundant power systems with instantaneous failover
- Several 750 KVA UPS and 2500 kW diesel generators
Two diverse substations provide redundant power feeds to the facility, and the redundant UPS system always protects customer power loads.
Kansas City also consistently ranks among the top-performing areas for reliable, uninterrupted service due to its inherent protection against energy blackouts. Transmission systems are designed so that the loss of any particular line or generator has no impact on power supply across the region.
In terms of facility size, SubTropolis Technology Center has millions of square feet available for IT purposes, and data center suite dimensions range from 5,000 to 10,000 square feet with 16 foot high ceilings. A generous space allowance, combined with top-rated uptime records, has made the STC the data center of choice for businesses that rely on solid business continuity.
The Contegix data center in St. Louis, located in the Digital Realty Building on North Tucker, is a 200,000 square foot facility with built-in redundancy to safeguard important systems. Its power specifications are as follows:
- 8 MW of building load capacity delivered via three different 13.8 MV feeder circuits
- Solid power redundancy from providers all the way to the devices
- Electrical busbar system enables rapid deployment of all client power requirements
- 100% uptime guarantee
All Contegix data centers are N+1 facilities, meaning that every piece of equipment has one spare to replace it, ensuring continuity in the event of an emergency. Expert engineers are on site to ensure the immediate replacement of any erratic equipment, preventing customer downtime.
365 Data Centers
The 365 Data Centers colocation facility in St. Louis features year-round connectivity, cooling, security, and power services. An excellent uptime record has made this particular data center a popular choice among businesses and organizations whose employees and customers need uninterrupted access to company resources. Power specifications include:
- 146-ton cooling plant with N+1 configuration
- 3 x 203 kW UPS backup power for AC clients, all with N+1 configuration
- Integral 950 kW diesel generator
- DC power A and B options
In its 10 years of operation, 365 Data Centers has a 100% uptime record, with no downtime that has negatively affected its thousands of customers.
For additional coverage on Kansas City data centers in particular, see
- Do Kansas City Data Centers Offer the Right Peering Arrangements?
- How Do Kansas City Colocation Rates Compare to Midwest Data Centers?
Missouri’s data centers are so well-known for their robust performance and reliable network connections that major corporations like Walmart, MasterCard, Bank of America, IBM, and Thomson Reuters all host mission-critical servers and equipment in facilities within the state. The influx of high-profile clients has in turn made it possible for Missouri data centers to expand their square footage and invest in power resources that enable them to remain ahead of their competitors.
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