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Inside the 60+ CenturyLink data centres around the globe, technology becomes more agile, secure and sustainable.

We augment traditional colocation solutions with a comprehensive hybrid suite of managed services, public cloud and private cloud, so companies can grow without challenge or penalty.

The new enterprise-class, network diverse, LEED Gold Certified Minneapolis data centre is designed for optimal flexibility, connectivity, security, and power. This is the only multi-tenant Constructed Tier III Uptime Certified data centre in the region. With 100,000 sq/ft of adaptable space, intuitive ergonomics, highly tenured teams and powerful critical systems infrastructure, this Minneapolis colocation solution sets a new global standard.

Minneapolis State Tax Refund

The State of Minnesota has amended a 2011 Sales and Use Taxes statute that provide a long-term sales tax refund for technology equipment and computer software used in qualifying data centres. The good news, CenturyLink's Minneapolis (MP2) data centre in Shakopee, MN has qualified! That means that CenturyLink customers who purchase hardware and software to place in our data centre are eligible for a sales tax refund on that purchase, thereby reducing their total cost of ownership for that IT infrastructure versus installing it in a non-qualified data Icenter.

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Minneapolis Data Centre Locations

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MP2: Minneapolis, MN

Space: 100,000 sf   Power: 6 MW

Tech Specs

MP2: Minneapolis     Space: 100,000 sf     Power: 6 MW

Space

  • *Building interior upon completion of all phases: 100,000 sf
  • Column-free Raised Floor
  • Hardened Facility
  • Dedicated Office, Storage, Staging, Despatch
  • Meeting & Break Rooms
  • Multi-level Security

Network & Telecom

  • Carrier Neutral
  • Diverse Entrances
  • Redundant Fibre Paths to Facility
  • Generator Backed
  • Internal Telecom Fast Track Cross-Connects

Power

  • 6 mW Critical IT Load
  • 1.2-1.5 PUE @ All Load Levels
  • N+1 Generator Capacity

Cloud & Managed Services

  • CenturyLink Cloud
  • Managed Hosting

Colocation Services

  • ClientConnect
  • Gold Support Remote Hands
  • Fast Track Cabinet Installations
  • Structured Cabling Design & Installation
  • Enhanced Security Solutions
  • Engineered Layout Solutions
  • Power Audits
  • Flexible Storage
  • StructureWare Open DCIM

Critical Systems

  • Utility & Power Redundancy
  • Concurrently Maintainable N+1 Cooling Systems
  • Fike Fire Detection & Suppression
  • Dual-action Dry Pipe Sprinkler
  • VESDA Air Sampling

Facility Standards

  • Maintenance & Trialling Standards
  • Weekly, Emergency & Planned Change Management Processes
  • Concurrently Maintainable Power & Cooling Systems

Building Standards

  • Tier III Facility: Uptime Institute Design & Constructed Certified
  • Underwriters Labs Safety
  • Level5 Commissioning
  • HP EYP

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