After many months of waiting for permits and plans and switchgear to be built for the job, our facility expansion project will be starting on Tuesday, September 16th. Follow us on Twitter @RollernetNV for updates as we work towards opening our expansion floor. This project will add another 50 racks worth of space to our facility.
We’ll be sticking to Twitter for most of the incidental updates, but major milestones will be posted to the newspipe as well.
In addition to following us on Twitter there’s an embedded Twitter feed at rollernetstatus.com .
UPDATE: The general contractor told us they were starting, but then nobody ever actually started to do any work. It’s now October 2nd and we have not been able to contact anyone about it.
UPDATE 2: Partitioning the space for colocation floor, UPS room, and generator room has started.
We’re just about sold out in Phase I and we’ve secured space for our Phase II colocation floor space. Contact us to reserve a space today. Keep watching our newspipe for progress updates as we work towards Roller Network Phase II opening day!
Roller Network is pleased to celebrate our two year mark at our Reno, NV facility on November 22, 2009. Over the last two years our facility has successfully carried out its mission of providing a carrier-class colocation datacenter service to the Northern Nevada region in addition to our worldwide customers who rely on our classic mail services.
Thank you to all of our customers who continue to support us: it is because of your support that we are able to continue to maintain our facility to such standards.
It’s just coming up on 04:00 in the morning here at Roller Network on a Saturday (we’re doing some off-hour line card insertions), and even though it’s summer in our part of the world the high desert climate of Reno still lends itself to suitable economizer cooling mode on our primary facility cooling systems every night almost year-round. Right now it’s about 60F (15C) outside and we’re using that air for cooling rather than run the compressors.
That’s pretty good considering we’re not way up in Alaska, and much better than other competing desert locations at night like Las Vegas (78F/25C) or Phoenix (88F/31C) where the night temperatures are much higher than ours in Reno.
A year ago on Nov. 22, 2009 shortly after we moved into our new facility with our then new UPS system, we experienced a generator fault that took our UPS offline. We’re fortunate that this incident took place early and afforded us the opportunity to fine tune our electrical system so that we can now mark a full year of uninterrupted service at Roller Network’s new facility in Reno.
Today, November 22, 2010 at 14:33 local time (UTC-8) we are pleased to officially announce 365 days of uninterrupted facility availability at Roller Network. Over the last year our facility has successfully insulated its customers from many external events caused by weather or human error as it was intended to.
- We’ve tested our generator on load 26 times, or every two weeks, for a period of one hour each. These tests were performed in a fully automatic manner without any human intervention.
- There have been at least two utility outages that initiated an automatic generator start and transfer outside of the scheduled testing. In conjunction with the UPS, the generator successfully powered our facility for several hours until utility power was restored.
- We performed at least one “lights out” test. In this test we open the building service disconnect to simulate a utility outage, whereas the bi-weekly generator tests are performed by the exerciser clock with an option to fall back to utility power. This also lets us practice running the business office without full power available and refine procedures.
Thank you to all of our customers who continue to support us: it is because of you that we are able to continue to maintain our facility to such standards.