Blackcloud’s Hardware Finds Home in Alberta with Whipcord
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We have exciting news to share at Blackcloud, as we recently we entered into a new colocation and management services agreement with an Alberta based company! Whipcord offers resilient, reliable and secure data centre services and are now responsible for all operations and support of our mining hardware. They created a customized and turnkey hosting solution for us, as well as provided a network and hosting solution so that we’ll have the ability to expand our mining operations in different locations.
Our initial power requirements were met using Whipcord’s existing base infrastructure and circuit breakers. Whipcord also worked with us on a solution that allowed us to save on capital costs due to the higher power cost of being connected to the power grid.
Whipcord’s Tier 3 designed facility was overkill for the miners at today’s cryptocurrency prices, so they’ve designed a pod for our equipment, that reduces the operational cost by using only free cooling and single string power (still with generator backup). This provided us a solution that allowed us to save on capital costs to offset the higher power cost of being connected to the power grid.
In the future we’ll be pursuing a behind the fence alternative with Whipcord to significantly reduce our operational costs, which will support our growth, bringing overall operational costs down.
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