Stack Infrastructure joins Wave Business Hillsboro DC Ring

Stack Infrastructure joins Wave Business Hillsboro Data Center Ring II

15 October 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Stack Infrastructure confirms that its new Portland campus will join the Wave Business Hillsboro Data Center Ring II.

The Hillsboro Data Center Ring II connects to major long-haul fibre routes, cloud on-ramps, the Pittock Internet Exchange, as well as seven transpacific submarine cables with access to Asia and other Pacific nations.

“Hillsboro continues to be an exceptionally well-connected, low-latency access point for major international and West Coast availability zones,” said Brian Cox (pictured), CEO of Stack.

“Our facilities here offer incredible opportunities for scale, and our proximity to the Hillsboro Data Center Ring enables Stack clients to expand their global businesses, particularly in these fast-growing markets.”

The Hillsboro Data Center Ring II is a 3,456-strand fibre optic network commissioned and built by Wave Business to provide access to the 13 major data centres in the Hillsboro market, including Stack’s existing facilities and its future builds slated for 2021.

The company recently announced construction of a new 24MW facility on the site, slated for completion mid-2021.

“The backbone of our Hillsboro Data Center Ring II is now complete. This new ring addresses the increasing demand for high-count fibre driven by new facilities like Stack in the fastest growing data centre cluster on the West Coast,” said Patrick Knorr, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Wave Business.

“Together the two rings in Hillsboro enable business customers in any of the connected data centres to seamlessly cross-connect and gain access to dense, transpacific capacity to and from key overseas markets on one of seven submarine cable systems.”

Specifically, Ring II will serve several Pacific markets including China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Guam, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and American Samoa. The area is already home to Ring I, with 864 low-loss, single-mode fibre cables connecting six data centres in the region.

In addition to the Hillsboro Data Center Ring II, Stack’s Portland facilities also offer low-latency connectivity to the Pittock Internet Exchange, the major internet traffic exchange for the Northwest.