Bastionhost (http://www.bastionhost.com) is creating Dataville (http://www.dataville.ca) by repurposing a 64,000 square foot underground “Diefenbunker” and other hardened Cold War era military surplus buildings into a “compute farm” system of green, privacy-compliant 21st century world-class data centers and storage silos at former Canadian Forces Base Debert, Nova Scotia.
Dataville provides ultra efficient green collocation facilities to an energy-intensive industry by utilizing existing infrastructure and natural systems in data center design, and actively pursuing technologies and practices that reduce its environmental footprint. Its clients benefit from geothermal cooling, free airside cooling, natural earth insulation, and heat recovery techniques that reduce energy requirements and operating costs to less than 50% of industry standards.
Bastionhost is a founding member of the GreenStar Network (www.greenstarnetwork.com), a Canadian consortium of industry, universities and government agencies with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions arising from information and communication technology (ICT) services. The GSN recently received a multi-million dollar research grant from CANARIE and Industry Canada. With on-site wind turbines, Dataville will become Canada’s East Coast node for the network. The site will become North America’s first carbon neutral, massively scalable Internet Exchange and neutral “carrier hotel”, bringing together tens of Internet Service Providers from around the world in a greenfields IX capable of serving Europe, Canada and the US – a Main Street for the 21st century.
Bastionhost is also a member of ACORN, the Atlantic Canada Optical Research Network, reaching tens of Atlantic Canada universities, hospitals and other institutions over a light-speed dedicated GigaBit Ethernet fiberchannel network.