Sterling Network Services Adds High-Capacity Chilled Water Lines -- Enables Delivery of Infinitely Scalable Data Center Services

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Sterling Network Services, LLC announced today that it has completed the installation of two new high-capacity chilled water lines for its Phoenix data center facility. The project is the largest district cooling installation in a commercial building in Arizona and one of the largest in the United States. The chilled water lines are made available by district energy firm, NorthwindTM Phoenix, LLC. The addition of the chilled water lines increases the cooling capacity at Sterling’s data center to more than 10,000 tons -- and beyond. With the addition, Sterling can meet and exceed any data center or colocation cooling requirement at virtually any level of redundancy.

To put this in perspective, the same capacity could cool more than 3,000 average homes. The addition of these chilled water lines ensures an endlessly scalable solution for enterprises who demand the most secure, redundant and climate controlled environments for their servers and data

Sterling Network Services, LLC announced today that it has completed the installation of two new high-capacity chilled water lines for its Phoenix data center facility. The project is the largest district cooling installation in a commercial building in Arizona and one of the largest in the United States. The chilled water lines are made available by district energy firm, NorthwindTM Phoenix, LLC.

The addition of the chilled water lines increases the cooling capacity at Sterling’s data center to more than 10,000 tons -- and beyond. “To put this in perspective, the same capacity could cool more than 3,000 average homes. The addition of these chilled water lines ensures an endlessly scalable solution for enterprises who demand the most secure, redundant and climate controlled environments for their servers and data”, said Anthony Wanger, Managing Director of Sterling Network Services. “Sterling can meet and exceed any data center or colocation cooling requirement at virtually any level of redundancy.”

“We are excited to partner with Sterling Network Services,” says Jim Lodge, Vice President and General Manager of NorthwindTM Phoenix. “Our combined infrastructure, technology and commitment to 100% uptime ensure that our customers experience the highest quality cooling and comfort available.”

In the past, data center designs called for two kilowatts of power per rack of servers and gave off an equivalent amount of heat. Fully loaded server racks now require as much as 20 kilowatts of power, particularly with extremely dense blade servers. This requires adding significantly more HVAC to remove the heat and cool the same space.

As the power requirements of server farms, grid computing, super computing and high density storage arrays continue to mount, many enterprises find themselves unable justify the significant costs of construction, power and HVAC, security resources and the telecom loop charges required to operate in house data centers.

Sterling Network Services eliminates these challenges by providing cost effective business continuity plans for “always on” enterprises, which are impervious to internal and/or external threats. Sterling currently provides Tier 4 and Tier 3 data center options to its clients and operates 2N+1, 2N+2, N+2 and N+1 power systems.

The Sterling Network Services telecom data center environment is the only one of its kind in Arizona, and because Arizona is significantly less susceptible to natural disasters than other parts of the country, Sterling Network Services is the chosen outsourced data center provider to the Fortune 1000.

The Sterling Network Services data center complex is one of the world's elite data center management facilities, with an array of carrier options and connectivity unsurpassed anywhere in North America. Sterling Network Services is focused on data center services as its primary business and owns and operates the carrier-neutral complex for single-point-of-contact control and accessibility.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Sterling Network Services provides highest-quality managed data-center services to clients that require uninterrupted access to public and private data and networks. Sterling Network Services uses only carrier-grade or better infrastructure to deliver its services. Sterling Network Services’ data center space, conditioned power, network access and Internet bandwidth are each covered by Service Level Agreements assuring 100% uptime.

Visit Sterling Network Services on the web at Sterling Network

NorthwindTM Phoenix LLC, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is backed by Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (NYSE:PNW), the parent company of APS Energy Services Company, Inc., a full-services energy and energy services provider. Northwind Phoenix provides district cooling to downtown Phoenix buildings through an extensive underground system of pipes. Each building served by Northwind Phoenix, including the state-of-the-art Chase Field, is continuously cooled via Energy Transfer Stations™ using high efficiency heat exchangers. The district cooling plants are operated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year providing a level of reliability unmatched by self cooling systems. The company provides efficient, environmentally friendly cooling and heating to business districts as well as campus and individual building applications.

Visit Northwind Phoenix on the web at Northwind Phoenix

Contact:

Anthony Wanger

Sterling Network Services

800-930-1802

Sterling Network Services

Larry Russell

Northwind Phoenix

602-744-5254

Northwind Phoenix LLC

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