New data center under construction in Energy Corridor
July 23, 2014 -Houston Business Journal
A Dallas-based data center developer has begun construction on a new facility in the Energy Corridor.
Skybox Houston One, an 86,960-square-foot center being developed by Skybox Datacenters, will have four private 10,000-square-foot data halls with the option to expand to 12 data halls at its 20-acre campus on Franz Road in Katy. It is slated for completion in November.
“Datacenter users in the Houston market are very sophisticated and require robust infrastructure to withstand the elements. Skybox Houston One brings this kind of security and reliability right to their own backyard,” Rob Morris, managing partner Skybox Datacenters said in a statement.
Skybox Houston One will include 12.5 megawatts of critical load and is powered by a loop-fed, 300-megawatt electric utility substation immediately adjacent to the site.
All data halls will be column-free with directly adjacent dedicated power and cooling distribution galleries close to the server loads. The truck delivery dock will include security features such as security cameras, man traps, card access and biometrical identification.
Data centers are hot commodities in Houston. In April, Austin-based Data Foundry Inc. broke ground on its data center in Houston, and before that, Houston-based Alpheus Communications LLC broke ground on its 6,000-square-foot data center.