WBC Hosts Data Center Feasibility Webinar


Over the last few years, Wyoming has experienced a significant increase in the number of companies interested in evaluating the potential of building data centers in the State. The recent announcement of Microsoft joins the likes of NCAR, Echostar and Verizon whom have all selected Wyoming for data center sites.

Although Wyoming’s data center industry is not overwhelmingly large, the state has had several significant projects in all sectors of the industry. Wyoming has seen some success in recruiting large enterprise data centers like NCAR and EchoStar to build greenfield facilities in the state, along with smaller start-up companies like Green House Data (Cheyenne), Ptolomy Data Services (Sheridan) and Thought Equity Motion (Cheyenne).

The Wyoming Business Council has been working on developing a package for recruiting data center to the State. The common but significant points for site selection boil down to costs and infrastructure. This is generally no different than in years past but in recent years there have been many changes that now make Wyoming a more viable, if not ideal location for data centers.

To help fully understand this new found attraction, the WBC has contracted with The Management Network Group Global (TMNG Global) to conduct a statewide assessment of infrastructure to support data centers throughout Wyoming.

Join Joe Sharkey, Principal for TMNG Global, as he discusses the assessment and feasibility of data centers throughout the entire state of Wyoming during a webinar on May 16, 2012 at 10:00 am MDT.

Topics to be discussed are:

• Primary Driver for Site Selection

• Why Data Centers are Good for Wyoming

• Assessment of Current Infrastructure by Quadrant

• Power

• Fiber

• Water

• Natural Gas

• Comparison with Surrounding States

Please contact the WBC for more information and to register for this event.

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012; 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Contact: 307-777-2800
Website: www.wyomingbusiness.org
Category: Entrepreneur, In State Companies, Community, Relocation, Energy, Business, Education
Type: Seminar