On the heels of Intel announcing plans for a second $3 billion chip-making factory, NetApp has confirmed they will launch a new data center in the same city, Hillsboro, Oregon known as ‘silicon forest,’ on November 2.
According to the NetApp release, the data center will be the hub for all NetApp global customer support monitoring and corporate IT services.
Cynthia Stoddard, chief information officer, said of the new data center, “To achieve the growth objectives we have, we need to enable an environment where the data is essentially immortal; it is always available—never having to worry about scheduled downtime or gaps in our ability to support our customers.”
“Characteristics such as zero-touch automation, 100% utilization, end-to-end visibility, and built-in efficiency features provide us with the ability to quickly respond to change and make sure we stay in lockstep with our customers’ needs,” she added.
The release also said the design of the data center supports the company’s goals for sustainability and data center power reduction with the estimated power usage effectiveness being less than 1.3.