Philadelphia Technology Park Opens in The Navy Yard
Philadelphia Technology Park has improved a state-of-the-art, 25,700 square foot single-use, fully redundant enterprise data center, a $25 million endeavor. The center allows organizations to bring in their own IT equipment, run it in a raised floor, temperature-controlled, highly-secured environment, on a carrier-neutral fiber network and still have their own IT professionals service the equipment if desired.
Data infrastructure is one of the few growing sectors during this recession. The need to reach customers and employees over the web, combined with federal and state agency requirements for organizations to maintain primary and secondary repositories of data, is driving furious demand for computer equipment and companies are struggling to find the facilities where they can store computer servers and other IT infrastructure components. An increasing number of organizations are outsourcing their data center needs to colocation companies, which is the industry term for businesses such as the Philadelphia Technology Park.
Philadelphia Technology Park relies on the experience and expertise that has been built since 1998 at its sister corporation, Baltimore Technology Park. Philadelphia Technology Park has worked closely with the PIDC (Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation) on this expansion into the local marketplace.
"This expansion into Philadelphia will allow us to provide companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region with a secure and redundant data center for all of their colocation infrastructure needs," said Corey Blanton, president of the Philadelphia Technology Park. "Philadelphia Technology Park is one of the highest density data centers in the region, with multiple layers of physical security, camera surveillance with digital storage, FM200 fire suppression and biometric access points. Our number one goal is to safely house a company's mission critical data so they can free up their time to focus on their core competencies, invest their valuable capital in growing their business and have peace-of-mind."
For a company with large amounts of critical information, data is essential to its success and bottom line. Storing this data in Philadelphia Technology Park eliminates any fear that a company could have about data being lost in any sort of catastrophe.
Features and client amenities of the facility include:
- On-site security personnel 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- Disaster recovery services and expertise
- Fully raised floor facility
- Carrier neutral fiber network
- High density, in-rack cooling available
- FM 200 fire suppression
- Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) throughout
- Generators with extended refueling contracts
- Highly redundant fiber networks
- Single racks, cages and suites
- Employee and client work areas/offices
- Conference and expo facilities
- Client equipment storage lockers
- Kitchen break room
- Private conference rooms
"On behalf of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, we are thrilled that Philadelphia Technology Park has chosen to locate its 21st Century facility here," said Will Agate, vice president with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, which manages The Navy Yard on behalf of the city of Philadelphia. "As one of the premier data center offerings in the entire Philadelphia region, the services and expertise that Philadelphia Technology Park provides are critical for the city and region as corporations grow and need a trusted partner to house their IT infrastructure. At this exciting time for The Navy Yard, PIDC is busy assembling as many business amenities within the property as is feasible and we know that our present and future businesses that are located here will benefit by Philadelphia Technology Park's services to a significant degree."
Philadelphia Technology Park is owned by Enterprise Technology Parks, LLC. Philadelphia Technology Park is available now for site tours and in-depth overview of its capabilities.