Thursday, October 19, 2017

FBI to expand Idaho datacentre

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is set to expand its datacentre in the Idaho city of Pocatello.

The planned expansion is detailed in a government request for a proposal asking for bids to build a 100,000 sq ft datacentre and to expand the existing administration building, KPVI reported.

Pocatello City Councilman Steve Brown told local new sources that the city in conjunction with Bannock Development Corporation has been working with the FBI on the proposed datacentre for nearly two years.

A project synopsis describes the datacentre as a single story 100,000 sq ft building with an approximate 25,000 sq ft data hall. The project will also expand the current FBI administration building.

The cost of the Project is expected to exceed US$10 million and create over 80 construction jobs with work on the new facility is expected to begin in the summer of 2017.