Infomart Data Centers has announced the commissioning of a new private colocation suite within its Infomart Dallas facility. Designed to maximize efficiency, the highly-connected space also provides access to carriers and an internet exchange already built into Infomart's carrier-neutral Building Meet-Me Room (BMMR). As the owner and operator of the building, Infomart offers $0 monthly cross-connect fees within the BMMR to facilitate further interconnection within the iconic data center hub.
"Infomart Dallas is home to one of the world's largest concentrations of carriers, colocation providers, and cloud applications. Given the growing value for latency-sensitive edge computing, we are delighted to add a second Infomart-operated suite within the facility," says John Sheputis, president, Infomart Data Centers. "Our expansion is one of several that will be completed this year, either by our team or one of our tenants. Every new network connection and new application launched will continue to solidify Infomart's position as one of the nerve centers for the digital economy."
The newly commissioned 500kW private colocation suite is the second project completed in a series of strategic infrastructure investments planned for the building by Infomart Data Centers over the next 10 years. The company plans to ultimately add over 500,000 sq-ft of data center space and more than 30 MW of additional capacity to the property.
"Carrier hotels provide physical connection points where Internet carriers meet and transfer data. These facilities facilitate bringing data closer to end-users, lowering latency and improving performance," says Stefanie Williams, associate analyst, Datacenters, for 451 Research. "As one of the Southwest's largest carrier hotels, Infomart provides enterprises with low-latency connectivity to cloud and telecommunications providers, eliminating last-mile cost and connectivity issues faced if co-locating farther from the facility. Infomart's new suite with access to its BMMR with no monthly reoccurring charges is a disruptive offering for latency-sensitive or performance-driven organizations."
Designed to Tier III standards, the space also provides distributed redundant power design, up to 200 W of power density per square-foot, and a pass-through Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) with a cap at 1.4. The suite holds Uptime Institute's Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval, as well as SSAE Type II, SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type II, PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, and ISO 27001:2013 certifications.
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