Internap Network Services (INAP) has added 7,000 square feet of new enterprise data center space at its Fannin Street facility in Houston, Tex. The expansion nearly doubles the existing site, creating 15,000 square feet of usable space designed for high-density installations.
Internap, which has offered colocation and networking services in Houston since 2000, said the additional capacity was driven by demand from both local businesses and prospects looking to add infrastructure in the Houston market. The company said the new space has the power, cooling, security and operations to support approximately 60 customers in addition to the 60 companies currently installed in the facility, including ContentActive, Goodman Manufacturing and Prudential Real Estate Services Co.
Internap’s data center expansion aligns with a city-wide initiative to boost the city’s technology infrastructure. Led by Mayor Bill White, more than $314 million of the city’s resources were dedicated to Houston’s high-tech efforts during the 2007 fiscal year.
“Internap is investing in the growth of high technology solutions in Houston,” said James P. DeBlasio, president and chief executive officer at Internap. “Our expanded data center is a platform for providing IT services with 100% reliability to power business-critical websites and Internet applications. As we match our resources to the city’s mission of building its economy and business community, we are attracting enterprise customers to the area at a rapid pace.”
Internap is hosting an open house at the Houston facility on Thursday. See the Internap web site for details.