Infomart Data Centers has recognized a year of significant achievements since Fortune Data Centers and the Dallas Infomart combined their assets under a single operating company. Since that merger, Infomart has inked more than $240 million in leasing commitments from new and existing tenants. The merger has created a major national data center player with a footprint in several of the country’s largest markets.
Defined by a company ethos to continuously implement energy-efficient and sustainable technologies, several of Infomart’s sites have undergone renovations to actualize this mission. This year, Infomart Silicon Valley made a move to utilize “gray water” for 100% of the mechanical infrastructure and irrigation surrounding the facility, increasing its energy efficiency and environmental responsibility, while reducing costs. The facility also features 7 MW of newly available, contiguous, move-in ready space — a rare combination in today’s supply-constrained Silicon Valley data center market.
Since the merger, Infomart Dallas has undergone the completion of a 3 MW multi-tenant data hall, the first step in a multi-phase expansion that will add up to 30 MW and 300,000 sq. ft. of data center space to the existing 1.6 million sq. ft. facility. Infomart Dallas also launched a carrier-neutral building meet-me room (BMMR) that upended the traditional BMMR model by waiving monthly cross-connect fees for clients and facilitated interconnectivity between more than 70 network carriers and all colocation customers within the building. In addition to undergoing physical security upgrades, Infomart Dallas also added co-working space for tenants’ IT operations and shared meeting rooms. With these new developments, leasing activity has been particularly brisk, including the addition of high performance cloud (HPC) provider Nimbix to the customer roster. Equinix also announced a $20 million expansion of its data center complex at Infomart Dallas.
“Reflecting on our first year as Infomart Data Centers, we’ve made tremendous strides, including assembling an executive team and national sales force. We’ve built best-in-class inventory, and exceeded our goals for both revenue and business growth,” states John Sheputis, president of Infomart Data Centers. “We competed against the best firms in the business and won several trophy clients on the basis of better design and sustainability. We have premium expansion capacity available in the nation’s best markets, which makes us confident for growth in 2016 and beyond.”
Capping an eventful year, Infomart announced approval for Direct Access power service at its Portland data center, giving customers more choice in energy procurement — a precedent set by its Silicon Valley facility, which opted for Direct Access in 2010. Along with several tenant expansions within the data center, Infomart will also be adding an additional 16 MW of power capacity at the facility, an initiative driven by the new flagship data center for LinkedIn. In keeping with its focus on sustainability and green initiatives, LinkedIn selected the facility for its direct access to clean, low-cost power and ability to accommodate densities up to 30 kW/rack through the use of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly cooling technology.
Infomart Ashburn, the latest acquisition in the Company’s portfolio, is currently undergoing renovations and is projected to add 5.6 MW of capacity by late 2016. With 11 MW of electrical supply to the building, and designed to a PUE of 1.25 or better, the facility is one of the country’s largest and most efficient data centers.