Data center developer and operator 365 Main today opened its new 111,000-square-foot data center in Oakland, California, which will provide expansion space for Bay Area tenants housed in the company’s founding data center in San Francisco, including blogging pioneer Six Apart. The Oakland facility adds about 80,000 square feet of raised-floor space to 365 Main’s footprint.
365 Main bought the Oakland facility in January and leased one-third of its real estate within the following 90 days. “While we’ve enjoyed tremendous leasing activity at the Oakland building since day one, we’ve made significant upgrades to meet our strict standards for power, cooling, connectivity and security,” said Chris Dolan, 365 Main CEO. “The building isn’t entirely finished, but demand is so high that the decision to officially open our doors for business was an easy one.”
Six Apart has been a tenant at 365 Main’s San Francisco data center for nearly two years, and recently expanded into space at the Oakland facility, which is less than 10 miles away. “Leasing additional space in Oakland allows us to support our growth in what is a rapidly expanding market,” said Lisa Phillips, Director of Operations Engineering at Six Apart. The company’s expansion at 365 Main is notable, as Six Apart’s LiveJournal, Vox and TypePad services were briefly knocked offline during a July outage at 365 Main’s San Francisco data canter.
365 Main also announced that AboveNet and IP Networks, Inc. (IPN) have extended their networks and have laid fiber from 365 Main’s San Francisco data center to the new building in Oakland, providing Six Apart access to the more than 20 connectivity providers available at the San Francisco facility.
Oakland officials and company executives will hold a grand opening event today at the facility. “By welcoming companies like 365 Main into the fabric of our economy, we have made a significant step forward in our efforts to become a twenty-first century Model City,” said Oakland Mayor Ronald Dellums. “Oakland has made a substantial investment in technology infrastructure and is excited about the business this world-class data center is already bringing to our community.”