Epic data center to get nearly $4M upgrade: 3 things to know

Jackie Drees - Print  | 

EHR giant Epic Systems is planning an estimated $3.9 million upgrade to its Rochester, Minn.-based data center's mechanical equipment and electrical systems, according to a July 16 Post Bulletin report.

Three things to know:

1. Epic purchased the 77,000-square-foot data center in 2016 from Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic for $46 million.

2. The EHR company filed for a Rochester building permit earlier this week for the "installation of new mechanical and electrical equipment, modifications to existing HVAC and electrical systems serving data hall and support space," according to the report.

3. Since purchasing the data center, Epic has worked with the Rochester Public Utilities to build a new $6.1 million substation to help power the data center. RPU paid a little over $1 million for the project, while Epic covered the rest.

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