Time Warner breaks ground for expansion

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Time Warner Cable broke ground June 25 for construction of a new $85 million Data Center expansion in Centennial.

The National Data Center West, located at 11011 E. Peakview Drive, will support the delivery of digital video and IP-based services for TWC’s core residential and business products.

Chosen for its cool, dry electronics-friendly atmosphere, Centennial will be home to a modern 170,000-square-foot facility with more than 1,600 racks of technical equipment.

“Every day we serve millions of customers across 29 states from Hawaii to Maine, and expansion of National Data Center West reaffirms our commitment to deliver an expanding array of products, services and content to our customers anywhere, any time and on any device,” said Mike LaJoie, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Time Warner Cable.

Like its sister facility in Charlotte, N.C., NDC West will host applications that support approximately 70 million residential emails sent per day, managing the billing records of more than 15 million customers and supporting back-end applications delivered to Time Warner Cable employees.

Construction will continue through late 2014, according to a statement by TWC, with the new facility scheduled to go online in January 2015.

Including upgrades that have already been made at the facility since 2011, cost for the entire project, once complete, will top $141 million.

Construction on the additional building for National Data Center West will continue through late 2014, with the new facility scheduled to go online in January 2015. Including upgrades that have been made at the facility since 2011, investment in the entire project will top $141 million once complete.

Through thoughtful planning, design and best practices, the company hopes to achieve Silver LEED certification in the categories of site, water, energy, material use and environmental quality.

“Our two national data centers serve as backups to one another to provide our residential and business customers with continuously available services, even in times of a major disruption,” said Jim Ludington, senior vice president of technology business operations for Time Warner Cable. “We’re excited to be extending and enhancing our Data Center here and expanding our operations in this area.”

Seventy employees are currently located within the facility, but once the project is complete, TWC expects to add jobs to ensure the facility is staffed 24 hours a day.

According to TWC, during the course of the project, the company is on track to add close to 400 jobs, equating to more than $11 million in local income.