Green House Data cuts ribbon on Cheyenne data center
Green House Data is slated to cut the ribbon on its new 35,000-square-foot data center in Cheyenne on July 30. With 25 percent of its capacity already filled, the facility will be fully staffed with 28 permanent employees on opening day.
Green House Data is a cloud hosting and colocation service provider with data centers located across the country. The new Cheyenne facility is located adjacent to an existing 10,000-square-foot facility that will remain operational.
Wendy Fox, spokesperson for Green House, told reporters that as the company fills the remaining 75 percent of the data center’s capacity, the company will hire additional staff. The data center is designed with a modular concept to allow the company to rapidly build gear up for additional business.
The grand opening will feature remarks from Gov. Matt Mead and Shawn Mills, the company founder. Gov. Mead has championed technological industries like data centers with a goal of diversifying the economy in Wyoming. Green House Data received a grant of $2.25 million from the Wyoming Business Council. The grant was critical to getting the new facility built with its partner, fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty.
The July 30 opening will signify the end of the first phase of construction. The buildout will be considered complete when all the server racks and the massive air handlers that cool them are in place. Total investment in the project is estimated at $30 million.