OnRamp Colocation Data Center

Austin, TX

Project Description

This colocation data center was designed to occupy a portion of an existing office / warehouse building. The data center occupies 43,000 SF, with 22,500 SF of white space, 4,000 SF of conference rooms and support offices, a Network Operations Center (NOC), customer workstations area and a shipping / receiving area. The white space was designed with a modular approach to allow for a phased buildout of three data halls of 7,500 SF each and a power density of approximate 6kW per rack, or 300 watts per SF. The server cabinets utilize hot aisle containment and sit directly on the concrete floor, with overhead electrical and data cabling.

The conversion of the building to meet the requirements of a data center required structural reinforcement of the building to accommodate new mechanical equipment loads on the roof. Air-cooled packaged DX rooftop packaged units are located on a steel equipment platform above the roof. Steel columns penetrate the roof to support the equipment platform and mechanical equipment. Electrical equipment yards were completed in phases and populated with transformers and generators with belly fuel tanks in phases as the IT data halls were finished out.