Time Warner Cable Inc.
), the second-largest cable MSO (multi service operator) in the
U.S., has decided to expand its data center base in Centennial,
Colo. The project will involve an investment of $85 million. The
new national data center is expected to enhance Time Warner
Cable's storage and application facility by 75%.
The 170,000 square feet center holds 1,600 million of
equipment and is capable of supporting 6,400 kilowatts of
critical load. The cable MSO has already allocated 70 employees
to the new facility and will have 400 staff, once the data center
is fully operational.
Some of the major functions of the data center include
supporting 70 million residential emails, handling the billing
records of 15 million customers and backend operations of Time
Warner Cable's employees.
The new data center is second of its kind after the company
opened a similar center last year in Charlotte, NC at a cost of
around $82 million. The two data centers will complement each
other and will provide uninterrupted services to residential and
Major cable MSOs are expanding their data center bases to meet
the high demand of video and IP (internet protocol)-based
services. Data centers allow MSOs to manage huge amount of data
and contents from a central location. Time Warner Cable's main
), has been continuously expanding its data center base and has
also set up facilities at Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago and
Post completion, the new data center is expected to generate
around $11 million in revenues. The new facility will also
provide Time Warner Cable with the flexibility to deploy digital
products and services at a much faster pace, thus enriching the
Time Warner Cable carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Among the
other companies in the industry,
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