Victory Tech Center meets Tier IV measures for site selection according to the TIA-942 Standard and Uptime Institute, including:
Seismic Zone 0 (minimal risk due to seismic activity)
Located beyond the area’s 500 year flood plain
Data Center Suites are several stories above ground level
More than a 1/2 mile away from any coastal or inland waterway
More than a 1/2 mile away from any major traffic artery
The facility also meets Tier IV measures for: building construction, building components, roofing, entry lobby, administrative offices, operations center, rest rooms and break areas, and required exit corridors.
Western New York has long leveraged its geography to produce ample hydroelectric power at minimal costs. Along with this abundance of power, the region’s robust utility infrastructure has a reputation for being highly redundant, diverse, and stable. The region’s rich history of manufacturing was built on this immense source of renewable energy. As manufacturing has since slowed, the region’s substantial power capacity is barely tapped. In 2011, New York State produced more hydroelectric power than any other State east of the Rocky Mountains.
Western New York’s climate maintains a moderate average annual temperature with low cooling degree days. In addition, low elevation and maritime-like influences from Lake Erie provide advantageous winter weather to employ free-cooling measures. The region’s stable climate provides no or very low risk of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, forest fires, flooding, or other natural disasters.
Buffalo is New York State’s second largest city with a metro area population of more than one million. With a very low cost of living, a lost cost of real estate, and an unemployment rate lower than the national average, CNBC recently ranked Buffalo among the “Best Cities to Re-locate to in America”. This affords an ample and affordable workforce for clients in need of recruiting local staff.
Buffalo is central among several major East Coast metropolitan areas, including Toronto, Chicago, New York City, and Washington D.C. With this strategic location, the city has developed into a major carrier hub for international transport services. The area’s modern complex connectivity fabric is highly redundant and diversified, resulting in low latency and high availability.