Data Centers

Saint Paul, Minnesota Data Center

 St. Paul Data Center 

VISI’s world-class St. Paul Data Center is located in the Lowertown section of downtown St. Paul and provides highly redundant and reliable data center services to all of greater Minnesota. VISI established the data center in 2000, purchasing the facility from Burlington Northern Railroad.

VISI’s St. Paul Data Center is considered one of the city’s most wired buildings, where in addition to VISI’s private network, five carriers have points of presence in the data center. VISI has demonstrated its commitment to the St. Paul data center by investing over $3M since 2008 to upgrade and maintain critical infrastructure components. 
VISI also provides several amenities that truly enable the data center to be an extension of client’s internal IT staff and infrastructure.

  • Staging Area - VISI provides space in the facility for customer staging of equipment prior to installation
  • Onsite Storage - VISI offers onsite storage for colocation customers
  • Meeting Room - Onsite conference room is available for customer use

Saint Paul, Minnesota Data Center Specifications

Design 17,000 usable square feet of raised floor
Size Completed in 2000; expanded in 2010
Access 24x7x365
Utility Xcel Energy

SSAE 16 Type II

Security Internal Control Environment enables PCI, HIPAA, SOX, and GLBA requirements
Internet Bandwidth Managed bandwitdth and BGP routing across redundant Internet backbone connections with multiple Tier 1 carriers
Fiber Redundant building fiber entrances
Type Carrier neutral facility
Carrier VISI/TDS, Qwest, Verizon, XO Communications, Zayo, Tw telecom
Ports Redundant bandwidth ports available
Guard Security guard present 24x7x365
Access Control Three token authentication: Card access, biometric hand scan, and PIN
Surveillance Video surveillance of data center and perimeter
Fire Suppression Gaseous fire suppression with above and below-floor smoke and ionic sensors for early detection
Grid Building service from robust city power grid
UPS Multiple UPS systems providing conditioned power
Generators Diesel-powered generators housed in building sub-basement with onsite fuel to provide five days of continuous power
Redundant Redundant (A/B) “2N” power available
Circuits 120v, 208v single and three-phase power available
Chillers N+1 chiller units
CRAC N+1 20-ton and 30-ton CRAC units
Onsite Support 24x7x365 onsite technical support staff
Remote Hands Remote hands and eyes support available
Managed Services Customer portal access to monitoring, tracking, and reporting on alerts, incidents, and key events


Learn more by requesting a data center tour or a colocation quote. See more Midwestern-based data centers operated by VISI.