On July 30th, 2014, we welcomed Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, customers, friends, and family to our brand new data center and headquarters in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The event included speeches from President Shawn Mills and Governor Mead, a flag raising by local scout troop 221, beer from New Belgium, snacks, and private VIP tours. The new 35,000 square foot building is already 1/4 full and will launch with 5MW capacity, expandable to 8MW. It is four times larger than the original facility.
"We started with just one customer," said CEO Shawn Mills, "Today, we're very excited to say we count over 350 customers from around the world, including five countries and 26 states."
Mills described how the state of Wyoming helped Green House Data grow, with the Wyoming Business Council, LEADS, and others assisting through grants and more. He also mentioned the efficiency and sustainbility measures of the entirely wind-powered facility.
"It's really exciting to see this new industry start to burgeon here in Wyoming, and we're really excited to be a part of that reality," Mills said. "This building represents a $200 million investment in Cheyenne."
The Governor echoed this sentiment, expanding on how the technology and data center industries have grown in Wyoming since he took office, touting Wyoming's climate, business incentives, and more.
"As much as we've seen in four years, we've just touched the tip of the iceberg. We can do so much more," Mead said before announcing that the state of Wyoming would be the first customer in the new building with 56 server racks.
He mentioned Microsoft and the National Center for Atmospheric Research as two other prominent data centers in the region.
The new Green House Data headquarters will support 28 full-time positions, with the company recently expanding to 41 employees in total, most of them in Wyoming.
For pictures of the event, visit Green House Data's Google+ album or view the embedded Facebook album below.