ColoSpace Opens Sixth Data Center

IT infrastructure provider ColoSpace has opened its sixth data center, the company said today, continuing its focus on New England. The new 16,000 square foot data center and Network Operations Center (NOC) is located on Winter Street in Waltham, Massachusetts in the Route 128 technology corridor. The facility was built in 2001 by a national network provider, Giant Loops, and has been upgraded for use by ColoSpace.

Co-founder and COO Aaron Sawchuk, said the new facility will serve the immediate needs of local firms constrained by growth in their company data centers. “Many firms in the area are faced with serious shortages of power to handle the new blade server environments, and as summer approaches they will feel the impact of their undersized cooling systems,” said Sawchuk.

The Waltham facility has Internet access from six carriers, including Verizon, MCI (Verizon Business), Veroxity, and Qwest. The new data center can support power densities of up to 200 watts per square foot.

“We have been experiencing tremendous growth over the past several years, and were thrilled to find this opportunity, to roll out a new data center location in a mere eight weeks, compared to the normal 12-18 months it would take us to fit out an entirely new facility,” said Sawchuk.

ColoSpace was founded in 2001, and serves many Fortune 1000 companies, and local firms in the healthcare, financial services, and high tech fields. The company has four data centers in Massachusetts (in Boston, Rockland, Waltham and Marlborough) and two in New Hampshire (Bedford and Manchester). The company plans to open additional facilities in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine and Vermont.

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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.