Front Range Companies Looking to WY for Colocation Alternatives
CHEYENNE, Wyoming (11/03/09) – Denver-based companies are finding out just how close Cheyenne, Wyoming, is to the Mile High City and how much more affordable IT services like colocation and managed hosting can be with a hop, skip and a jump up I-25. With lower costs of real estate, electricity and staff resources in Cheyenne, as well as abundant, clean wind energy to power the facility more efficiently, the big city Denver enterprises are looking to their smaller town neighbors to the north to find the right data center and hosting solutions. Located in Cheyenne, Green House Data is a great example of a provider offering cost savings and hometown service to Denver businesses.
Green House Data is a green colocation and managed services provider that was founded to be a green, cost effective and highly reliable alternative for businesses in the Rocky Mountain region needing colocation, managed hosting and business resiliency offerings, such as disaster recovery and business continuity programs. In addition to its location and employees in Cheyenne, Green House Data has added Denver-based staff and an office location in downtown Denver. The local presence enables Green House Data to better address the growing number of companies in the Front Range looking for an alternative to the “usual suspects” in Denver colocation.
“A growing number of companies we talk with in Denver want more features, customer service and flexibility from their provider, all for less money,” said Shawn Mills, President of Green House Data. “Because of the energy efficiency of our green data center, our robust connectivity, and the cost savings that Cheyenne affords us as a smaller town, we can offer all the desired benefits with a lower price tag to Denver companies.” Organizations with a high reliance on mission-critical data storage and availability like Thought Equity Motion, Inc., headquartered in Denver, Colorado, are turning to Green House Data for a reliable green data center solution without the premium price tag.
Thought Equity is the world’s largest provider of online motion content and boasts the “deepest online footage library on earth." VideoBloom, a leading online video advertising and distribution firm in Greenwood Village, Colorado, also selected Green House Data for their managed services expertise and one-on-one attention dedicated to planning VideoBloom’s network architecture roadmap. VideoBloom’s CEO, Antoine Toffa, pointed to Green House Data’s “affordable service and reliability” as the deciding factors for choosing them as a provider but went on to say that a major plus was that they paid full attention to what he called the “green factor” since it aligns with VideoBloom’s green goal. Other considerations are driving interest north, as well. For example, Green House Data is seeing an uptick in businesses with compliance requirements stipulating distance between an enterprise office location and its back-up data center, so Cheyenne provides the desired proximity while adhering to distance rules.
A remote yet nearby location like Cheyenne also bypasses risks associated with a densely populated, highly vulnerable metro region, giving clients a safer facility at which to store sensitive data. Also, more and more companies in the region are advancing green initiatives and looking to find a more eco-friendly hosting and colo environment. With 100% of its power produced by renewable wind energy backup up by the traditional power grid, Green House Data operates the 10,000 sq. ft. facility roughly 60% more efficiently than traditional colocation providers of similar size. As Denver businesses look to go green, they’ve been discovering the best of both worlds with Green House Data in its zero carbon footprint and its close proximity to Denver. “The growth and opportunity businesses are finding on the Front Range is exciting,” said Mills. “It’s quite satisfying that we can offer them a better data center and managed services solution close by—a more reliable, more cost effective and more service-oriented solution.”
About Green House Data
Green House Data is a cloud hosting and colocation services provider with highly energy efficient, green data centers located across the country. The company has helped its clients across the country and the world reduce the pressure that comes with lower IT budgets yet high demands. Green House Data is a certified VMware service provider, which is the industry leader in cloud management. The company is also proud to be SSAE 16 – Type II and HIPAA compliant, as well as an EPA Green Power Partner. Visit the website, www.GreenHouseData.com, to learn more, view demos, and even request a free cloud trial.