Lumen Data Center

Wyoming Hyperscale White Box, a sustainable data centers provider, will use Lumen Technologies’ adaptive networking and security products in its first site, which will launch early next year.

The data center is in Aspen, WY. Lumen will supply digital infrastructure for high bandwidth connectivity and to support data on-demand services. Lumen also will provide security technology to thwart multi-vector and mixed application layer attacks.

“Lumen’s commitment and unique abilities to use technologies to support environmental sustainability aligns with Wyoming Hyperscale’s pursuit to change industry norms for data center developers,” Ed Morche, Lumen Technologies’ president of North American Enterprise and Public Sector, said in a press release about the Lumen data centers win. “We are proud to provide Wyoming Hyperscale the right solutions to help them deliver reliable, energy-conscious results.”

Wyoming Hyperscale plans to reduce waste by use of technologies including closed loop external cooling. It will use a bio-based dielectric fluid for heat removal that increases cooling power efficiency by 95%, the company says. When combined with a proprietary Wyoming Hyperscale solution, the approach consumes no water and does not use fans or refrigerants.

Lumen Technologies is working on the first phase of a planned 120MW development site in Aspen. It is slated to be finished next April.

More Sustainable Data Centers

Data centers generally use huge amounts of power. There are efforts underway to reduce consumption and consume what is used in environmentally friendly ways. For instance, Microsoft has experimented with data centers that are submerged in cold waters. These data centers also can be brought closer to end users that happen to be in colder climate coastal locations.

In early April, the Dakota Carrier Network – a statewide North Dakota network owned by 14 rural broadband providers – said it would provide connectivity to data centers owned by Crusoe Energy Systems. The data centers are unique in their use of natural gas that is a byproduct of industrial activities. This excess gas often is burned in a process called “flaring” that creates environmental concerns.

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