Yahoo has opened its new customer care and data center in Lockport, New York.
Yahoo’s expansion to its Western New York facility provides additional capacity and customer care for the company’s user and product experiences. The addition creates more than 100 jobs at the Lockport data center facility, which first opened in 2009.
“We’ve invested more than half a billion dollars since we first came to Western New York in 2009, and our operations wouldn’t be as strong without the support of local and state leaders who have been central to our success,” said Rich Kropfl, Vice President of Data Center Operations at Yahoo.
“Bringing 115 new jobs and more than $150 million in capital investment complements the region’s dedicated workforce, world-class universities, and low-cost hydropower. I welcome Yahoo to their newer, bigger home,” said New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Yahoo’s new data center utilizes the company’s Yahoo Compute Coop (YCC) architecture, a green data center design that uses significantly less energy and water than conventional data centers.