West 7 Data Center supports OTT and IoT

03 May 2018 | Natalie Bannerman


Rising Realty Partners (Rising) reports that it’s West 7 Center is experiencing increased demand from over-the-top (OTT) content providers and internet of things (IoT) developers.

According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index, mobile video streaming accounted for 60% of all mobile data traffic in 2016. It is predicted that by 2021, this figure will rise to 78%. As a result of this, OTT content providers need reliable content delivery networks (CDNs) to meet customer demand and improve streaming experiences.

“With our in-house telecom expertise and West 7 Center’s proximity both to businesses and new residential developments in Los Angeles, we are well suited to house mission-critical equipment and data for OTTs and CDN providers,” said Marc Gittleman, executive vice president of third party services at Rising Realty Partners. “Location close to the edge also provides the ultra-low latency needed for the city’s IoT developers; with West 7 Center, data processing and analysis can occur close to edge devices, further ensuring their uptime and speed of communications.”

Similarly, IoT developers need ultra-low latency connectivity between their centralised cloud architecture and edge devices with limited computing abilities.

West 7 Center, is Los Angeles’ first purpose-built carrier and cloud-neutral Tier III+ facility. Since opening the facility has since undergone several upgrades to further increase its reliability and efficiency.

In a city often known for a shortage of colocation capacity, West 7 Center has the flexibility and capacity to deliver the space, power and cooling OTTs and IoT developers require. The site has 13MW of power and 172,000 sqft of space available.

Backed by two central plants with N+1 power and cooling redundancy, the building also has over 70,000 gallons of fuel on hand for redundancy purposes. It has enough power to support mission-critical operations in case of emergency or power outages.

In February, rising first announced its plans to expand the data centre to meet this very same increased demand for cloud-based IT services and high-speed content delivery in Southern California.