Colo Atl completes 10,000 sqft expansion of its Downtown Atlanta facility

03 November 2017 | Natalie Bannerman


Colo Atl has completed a 10,000 square foot expansion of the fifth floor of its colocation facility in downtown Atlanta.

Tim Kiser 250p BWThe expansion has resulted in increased colocation and data center space, and lots of new amenities, which include: 500KW power, 135 Tons A/C-Heat Rejection fully redundant, 2 glycol loops (green & blue) for diverse redundant feeds to all A/C units, pre-action fire suppression system, a 300 square foot conference room, a new lobby area, tech room and tenant storage area.

In addition to the fifth-floor expansion, the Atlanta facility also houses the Georgia Technology Center (GTC), a live laboratory for network equipment vendors to showcase optical and electrical hardware and operating systems; and the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP) which offers Internet Exchange solutions, including SDN peering, testing, collaboration and implementation.

Commenting on the expansion, Tim Kiser, owner and founder of Colo Atl, said: “Our recent expansion is both a positive indicator of company growth and a testament to Colo Atl’s steadfast commitment to ensuring we continue to meet the growing colocation and interconnection needs of our enterprise and carrier customers. With the expansion, we not only deliver the extra space, power and amenities with no monthly recurring cross connect fees in the Colo Atl meet-me-area (MMA) and superior customer service and attention to detail, but also provide access to today’s most promising network technologies via GTC and SNAP.”

Through the Colo Atl facility, SNAP offers 1Gbps and 10Gbps access ports, and both IPv4 and IPv6 peering. Route servers allow networks to simplify their peering operations, while SNAP permits other traditional peering models utilizing either user-managed peering or VLANs as needed to meet member objectives. 

In August of this year, Southern Telecom entered into an agreement with Colo Atl to increase its fibre network building access. The new fibre runs to the Colo Atl Meet-Me-Area (MMA) via diverse fibre risers. STI, a subsidiary of Southern Company, now has almost 1,400 dark fibre route miles in the Southeast US.