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29 March 2017
| Jason Mcgee-Abe
Infomart Data Centers has today announced the commissioning of a new 4,600 sq ft private colocation suite within its Informart Dallas facility.
The 500kW private colocation suite is designed to maximise
efficiency. The space is highly-connected and provides access
to carriers. An internet exchange (IX) is already built into
Infomart’s carrier-neutral Building Meet-Me Room
(BMMR), which enables connections between more than 75 network
carriers and all colocation customers within the building.
"Infomart Dallas is home to one of the world’s
largest concentrations of carriers, colocation providers, and
cloud applications. Given the growing value for
latency-sensitive edge computing, we are delighted to add a
second Infomart-operated suite within the facility," said John
Sheputis, president of Infomart Data Centers.
"Our expansion is one of several that will be completed this
year, either by our team or one of our tenants. Every new
network connection and new application launched will continue
to solidify Infomart’s position as one of the
nerve centres for the digital economy."
It is the second project completed in a series of strategic
infrastructure investments planned for the building by Infomart
Data Centers over the next 10 years. The company plans to
ultimately add over 500,000 square-feet of data centre space
and more than 30MW of additional capacity to the
Stefanie Williams, associate analyst of Data centres for 451
Research, added: "Carrier hotels provide physical connection
points where internet carriers meet and transfer data. These
facilities facilitate bringing data closer to end-users,
lowering latency and improving performance.
"As one of the Southwest's largest carrier hotels, Infomart
provides enterprises with low-latency connectivity to cloud and
telecommunications providers, eliminating last-mile cost and
connectivity issues faced if co-locating farther from the
facility. Infomart's new suite with access to its BMMR with no
monthly reoccurring charges is a disruptive offering for
latency-sensitive or performance-driven organisations."
Designed to Tier III standards, the space also provides
distributed redundant power design, up to 200W of power density
per square-foot, and a pass-through Power Usage Effectiveness
(PUE) with a cap at 1.4.
As the owner and operator of the building, the national
wholesale data centre provider offers $0 monthly cross-connect
fees within the BMMR to facilitate further interconnection
within the iconic data centre hub.
Infomart Data Centers,