Hurricane Electric Opens Huge Colo Center

Colocation provider Hurricane Electric held a grand opening Wednesday for its massive new colo center in Silicon Valley. The 208,000 square foot facility in Fremont, Calif. complements existing Hurricane Electric data centers in San Jose, Fremont and New York. The new facility at 48233 Warm Springs Blvd. is less than two miles from its existing Fremont colocation site, and more than four times its size.

“This is an exciting time of growth,” said Mike Leber, president of Hurricane Electric. “Our customers have eagerly anticipated the opening of this new facility. Its size alone will allow us to serve our customers growing demand for colocation space and managed data housing well into the future. And, with our proximity to so many major networks, we anticipate becoming a significant global epicenter of Internet traffic.”

The new colocation facility will have extensive customer amenities, including 24/7 onsite staff, HVAC environmental systems with upflow air conditioning units, conditioned uninterruptible power and back-up generators.

48233 Warm Springs was also designed with individually locking suites, giving Hurricane Electric customers the ability to choose between colocation space in shared and private suites. Industry standard 19-inch rack mountable cabinets with perforated doors panels, combination-locking doors, and high-powered fans are located in each suite. Hurricane Electric’s new facility is engineered to support high-density applications such as blade servers.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.