Switch and Data (SDXC), a provider of network-neutral data center and Internet exchange services, has announced details of its plan to expand its data center capacity in Atlanta with its new site at 180 Peachtree St. The company is expanding to meet the growing demand from existing and new customers in the market. Switch and Data will interconnect this new site to its existing Atlanta site providing immediate access to multiple network service providers.
In September 2008, Switch and Data signed a lease for this site for a total term of 15 years, including extensions. The new site is located in a well-interconnected building which is already in use for data center operations. This will add more than 79,000 gross square feet to Switch and Data’s Atlanta Metro data center capacity, bringing total gross square feet to 106,000 in this market.
The site will be built to the Tier III Uptime Institutes’ standards, which include full N+1 redundancy for the UPS, generator and cooling infrastructures. It will be provided with 24/7 security and remote technical support. The site will be built out in phases, in pace with customer demand. Phase one will provide 500 cabinet equivalents of capacity and is expected to be open for customers in the third quarter of 2010. The site will yield a total of 1,450 cabinet equivalents when all phases are complete.
“Switch and Data facilities give our customers access to a critical mass of network and bandwidth providers across the broadest footprint of key communications hub markets in North America,” said Ernie Sampera, senior vice president and CMO for Switch and Data. “Our Atlanta market expansion builds on our plan to help our customers accelerate their Internet-centric businesses with high performance and availability.”
The company will also offer its PAIX Internet exchange service at its new Atlanta site. PAIX pioneered commercial Internet exchange and provides a simple and cost-effective way for Internet service providers, telecommunications companies and content providers to peer their IP traffic to enhance performance and reduce cost. Switch and Data will offer distributed peering between its Atlanta Metro Area locations to maximize its customers’ opportunities to reach important networks, partners and customers.