^
Keep New Times Free
4
| News |

Disaster-Free Phoenix Lands 20-Megawatt Data Center

A company transforming a 160,000-square-foot building into a massive data-management center touts Phoenix as "one of the few disaster-free areas in the world."

The local company, Global Datacenter Trust, hopes the tag will make future customers feel secure enough to store their most sensitive computer data in the "Phoenix NAP" facility, which is slated to open in the fall.

Its claim is pretty much true:

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Tornadoes are almost as rare as gold in the Superstitions, the ground never rumbles, the Salt River has been mostly tamed, the state's volcanoes have been quiet for about 1,000 years and hurricanes just blow in a bit of extra rain.

The one natural disaster that could affect us: Drought.

The up-and-coming facility's "N+1 modular chilled water plant" might get awfully thirsty someday.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.