The Westin Building Exchange to expand its colocation facilities

09 May 2018 | Natalie Bannerman


The Westin Building Exchange (WBX) has completed the first phase of a new expansion of its Seattle-based carrier hotel / colocation facilities.

In response to the increased Pacific Northwest demand of carriers, content and cloud providers requiring cost-effective, direct access to American, Asian and Canadian telecommunications markets, WBX is adding 1 MW of critical power capacity to accommodate the growing needs of both new and existing colocation customers.

“WBX is where companies, countries and continents connect. The reason that organisations want to establish a presence within the Westin Building is due to the availability of multiple, cost-effective connectivity options and direct access to all major cloud providers, which are all located in our building.  The 1 MW expansion of critical power capacity at WBX demonstrates our continued commitment to providing colocation and infrastructure space that grows with our customers’ evolving business requirements while maximizing their connectivity options and experience within our building,” said Kyle Peters, general manager, Westin Building Exchange.   

The facility’s extensive fibre and copper Meet-Me Rooms, WBX provides neutral connectivity points to American, Asian, Canadian and European network service providers, carriers, and ISPs. It also provides access to numerous other networks via the Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX) and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP).  The availability of 1 MW of capacity in a concurrently maintainable 2N configuration was launched on 1 May 2018, and will continue to be introduced in phases.