Energy Field Security (EFS) has announced a plan to construct an edge micro data centre on a seven-acre site located on Porter Court just north of Delta Health hospital, Colorado.
The project, which is referred to as ‘Project Salus’ after the Roman goddess of safety, welfare, health, and prosperity, will provide secure managed services, information technology (IT) computer space, and offices to the medical community seeking reliable and sustainable operations for their businesses.
Subject to zoning approval, EFS anticipates the modular data centre will total approximately 10,000 square feet with expansion capability. The facility will be powered by a microgrid with on-site solar panels, battery storage, auxiliary power, and small vertical wind turbines with Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) protection from solar flares, CMEs, and other threats. A designated, on-site Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station connected to the renewable power system is also being considered to serve the community.
According to EFS, Edge micro data centres offer opportunities for local businesses, municipalities, and healthcare providers operating in the region, and provide low latency connectivity alongside Cloud, backup, and disaster recovery services to provide additional security and reduce IT expenses.
“With all the computing power being dispersed throughout the region, and the evolving 5G edge telecommunication network, this type of edge computing power is needed in Delta for the next generation of businesses and manufacturing to ensure uptime by minimising or eliminating vulnerabilities,” said David Moran, founder and president of EFS.
“The capabilities EFS’s edge micro data Centre brings to the community will attract new business to Delta, Colorado, and accelerate job growth in areas which it will support, including telemedicine, emergency services, FinTech, cybersecurity and e-commerce,” said Chris Ryan, Ex-Mayor Pro-Tem. “This is an exciting project for Delta, to say the least.”