Infomart enhances capacity at new Ashburn facility
11 June 2018 | Natalie Bannerman
Infomart Data Centers has completed the first of six new data centre suites at its Ashburn facility in Virginia.
The new data centre suite is the first of six 10,000 square-foot suites to be carried out by the company, each one with flexible power capacity of up to 3MW. Once completed, the entire facility will deliver up to 18MW of premium capacity to the North Virginia market.
“We are excited to announce that we’re open for business in Northern Virginia,” said Dan Ephraim, vice president of Infomart. “We’ve worked quickly to bring an industry leading facility to market and consider today the beginning of our commitment to be a leading provider in Northern Virginia.”
Infomart has invest heavily in the complete refurbishing of the site’s infrastructure and interior, positioning the facility to offer industry leading mechanical and electrical resiliency. The facility is also FISMA, NIST, DIACAP, NISPOM and ICD 705 government compliant, providing for the flexibility and security to service the diverse needs of cloud and IT service companies, both international and domestic enterprises, as well as federal agencies and system integrators.
Infomart Ashburn offers true 2N+1 IT critical power redundancy, providing uninterrupted concurrent maintenance. The site also features chilled water systems designed to operate at maximum efficiency inside of the regional climate, hot aisle containment, and ceiling and cold wall plenum. In addition, through use of a Building Management System (BMS), Infomart will deliver real-time PUE metrics as well as mechanical and electrical infrastructure information to provide clients with enhanced control and performance transparency.
The site is also home to redundant Meet-Me-Rooms and, as a carrier-neutral provider, is connected to a fibre ring providing access to more than 60 data centres throughout the region. Physical security features include berms, vehicle arresting cables, perimeter fencing, and a gated entrance.
Infomart also expects the Ashburn facility to achieve multiple certifications, including SSAE 16 Type I, SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type II, PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, ISO 27001 and the Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations.
It was last June that Infomart Data Centers that it was nearing completion of the phase I development of the Ashburn facility. At the time John Sheputis, president of Infomart Data Centers, said: "Infomart Ashburn will be our most efficient and sustainable data centre to date.”