Introducing the High Desert Core – Secure cloud and hosting services


September 29, 2016

Bend, Oregon — Living in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve known about the Cascadia subduction zone for some time. It’s a set of tectonic plates located off the coast and which stretch from Vancouver Island to northern California.

Recent headlines have warned of the possibility our region will experience a major earthquake in future years. While we are confident in the security of our Portland data center, we nevertheless take these warnings seriously and have put a plan into action.


To address these concerns, we’ve been working on a new data center build-out in the beautiful city of Bend, Oregon.

Located about 200 miles from Portland on the East side of the Cascade Range, and sitting atop 4,000 feet of solid basalt, the High Desert Core is safe from a Cascadia  subduction zone earthquake.

From this location, we’ll soon be offering a new line of services, including secure data backup, cloud hosting, and virtualized solutions for your high availability and scaled hosting needs.

And, there is the environmental angle on our new location. Cooling requires much less energy and electricity in the high desert. The facility also uses a closed water cooling system and is aligned with our sustainability goals.

hdc-racks2Located at the Cascade Divide data center, the High Desert Core benefits from critical infrastructure:

  • 26,000 square feet
  • Up to 22kW per rack
  • N+1 Power, Backup, and Cooling
  • Dry pipe pre-action fire Suppression with VESDA
  • CCTV surveillance, biometric and access card
  • Carrier Neutral
  • 24x7x365 Remote Hands

As a certified B Corporation and Oregon benefit company, we are committed to delivering the highest quality of services that are reliable, secure, and scalable.


The high desert environment is a living example of permanence and durability. We drew on its elements in creating the branding for the new business: Featuring a background silhouette of Smith Rock, the foreground circuitry represents an ancient juniper tree. Found throughout the Oregon high desert, some junipers are 1,600 years old!

The High Desert Core is a culmination of our drive to innovate in an ethical and environmentally sustainable manner. We’re excited to have set up new operations in Bend, and will keep you informed as we continue developing our new services.

Please contact us at 800.574.4299 x1, or by email at if you’d like to learn more about High Desert Core, or to schedule a tour of the Cascade Divide data center.


David Anderson

This blog is published by David Anderson, Principal and owner of Canvas Host.