Originally posted on Data Center POST

In order to keep pace with the digital demand, Bluebird Network expanded their underground data center by 11,500 square feet, adding additional white space to offer increased power capacity, and efficiencies and to enhance the facility’s value, reliability and capabilities. Todd Murren, General Manager of Bluebird’s Underground Data Center, is featured in Inside Data Centre podcast where he explores, more in depth, the benefits and complexities of having an underground facility. 

Bluebird has two strategically-placed data centers poling north and south of their footprint in the Midwest. Located in Springfield, Missouri, the Underground Data Center is 85 feet under the earth’s surface and surrounded by solid limestone rock. The facility is highly secure and offers a consistent year-round environment to ensure mission-critical IT is protected and cooled 24 hours a day and seven days a week… The underground facility protects 100% of critical systems from extreme weather climates. Todd further explains the importance of an underground data center by asking the question, “Where are most of my critical organs for my body? They’re under my rib cage.” Todd continues, “And I need every one of those organs to work properly for me to continue on with my life. Same thing for the data center.” 

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