Data Cave is an 86,000 square foot facility constructed to protect your data from the elements. The building sits on a privately owned technology park in a secluded area for added security. Our Columbus, Indiana location is near to Indianapolis and Louisville.
Data Cave is a purpose built data center, meaning that every aspect of the facility was designed from scratch to be a fully redundant, highly secure and available data center. We didn’t try to retrofit an existing building and because we own our own building, we don’t have to worry about a landlord raising prices like many other data centers do. We are able to keep our overhead low and pass the savings along to customers.
One key aspect in Data Cave’s building design was hardening against mother nature. To this regard, Data Cave excels far beyond many other data centers.
- The construction of the builidng was done with oversized concrete block and nearly 1″ diameter rebar, allowing the facility to withstand the hit of an EF-5 tornado or 200+ mph winds.
- The facility is located outside of any seismic zones, and deep soil samples were taken to determine seismic classifications.
- The building is located outside of any flood plain. Furthermore, a moat was constructed around the building to divert any water should flooding occur.
The non-descript building sits on a privately owned technology park, secluded from access traffic. Access to the building is tightly controlled with multiple levels of protection, including:
- Security fencing, with barbed wire.
- A single monitored, gated customer access area.
- Keycard controlled customer access
- Biometric scanning system for access into the data center portion of the building
- Video surveillance throughout the entire property
Continue reading about our data suite design and the added privacy and security benefits to customers.