Hurricane Electric has announced plans for a significant expansion of its 208,000-sq-ft data center, Fremont 2, enabling Hurricane Electric to keep pace with strong demand for its colocation and global carrier services.

To accelerate construction and equipment procurement, Hurricane Electric has secured $13 million in financing from Bank of the West.

The 24,000-sq-ft expansion will support a high-powered server environment with a fully redundant power architecture supplying three megawatts of electricity. The new space, which will match the overall layout and configuration of earlier build-outs, will allow additional tenants to leverage Hurricane Electric’s rich global network to connect to the Internet using 10 gigabit Ethernet, gigabit Ethernet, or 100 Mbps fast Ethernet.

“Hurricane Electric is thrilled with the recent growth in demand for quality colocation services, and to have financing from a well-respected financial institution like Bank of the West.  With yet another expansion of our Fremont 2 facility, Hurricane Electric will be able to offer prime wholesale colocation to new customers seeking the high level of service current customers have come to expect,” said Mike Leber, Hurricane Electric’s president. “Over the years, more and more companies have chosen Hurricane Electric for our competitive pricing and nearly 100 percent uptime.”

Ray Crabb, vice president of SBA Lending at Bank of the West, said “Helping small and medium-size enterprises grow their businesses is a top priority for Bank of the West. Hurricane Electric’s data center operations serve high-tech customers whose growth powers the engines of our economy. It’s a win all around.”

Hurricane Electric’s Fremont 2 facility is outfitted with popular colocation amenities, including 24/7 on-site knowledgeable staff, sophisticated up-flow HVAC systems and uninterruptible power sources with back-up generators. The facility also contains a state-of-the-art digital-video surveillance system that monitors every entrance, exit, hallway, and rack in the facility.