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MCFI builds first colocation data center in Permian Basin

MCFI Builds First Colocation Data Center in Permian Basin

Mission Critical Facilities International (MCFI) has deployed its GENIUS Modular Data Center solution, a purpose-built modular edge data center, in Midland, Texas, the heart of the oil and gas production area in North America. 

BBT selected the MCFI GENIUS Modular Data Center solution to improve communications and safety in the oilfields and the surrounding digitally underserved communities of West Texas. It is the first colocation facility serving the Permian Basin and is now open and serving customers. 

“We’re excited to bring our GENIUS Modular Data Centers to the Permian Basin,” said Patrick Giangrosso, Vice President at MCFI. “We are committed to providing innovative, sustainable, cost-effective, and quick-to-deploy infrastructure solutions with the economics and flexibility of a stick-built data center for edge or colocation providers. Our partnership with BBT is pioneering change in critical communications at the edge for West Texas oil and gas industries.”

The initial phase has deployed 1MW of delivered power and 88 racks and is designed to scale along with the demand to manage capital outlay. However, the data center is master-planned for a total of 440 racks, 5MW of critical power, and scalable MMR supporting up to 30 fiber carriers. 

The GENIUS Modular Data Center is a pre-designed/pre-engineered data center solution that leverages the benefits of containerized data centers with an impressive speed to market, going from pad to operation in as little as five to eight months. It also delivers maximum leasable space and a life expectancy of over 30 years with significant cost savings to customers. 

“This is BBT’s first data center and it is a success because of the expertise and guidance from the MCFI team,” said Neville Haynes, Vice President of Data Center Operations at BBT. “MCFI deployed within our accelerated timeline, pivoted quickly, and accommodated our anchor tenant requests while overcoming challenges related to permitting, construction, the pandemic, severe weather and supply chains. MCFI handled the entire process perfectly.”

The BBT data center location will serve as the aggregation point for communication services in the Permian Basin with improved connectivity at oil and gas wellheads, providing live views with augmented reality to reduce traffic and enhance work safety and communications in the oilfields. 

Emergency services and businesses in West Texas can also access a more robust IT infrastructure with disaster recovery solutions to protect critical communications.

BBT is partnering with MCFI on a second planned data center location.For more information about Mission Critical Facilities International and its GENIUS modular data center solution, please click here. To read the full press release, click here.

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