Strong Activity in Boston Data Center Market
September 23rd, 2008 By: Rich Miller
Recent reports on the Boston area data center market feature one large requirement for a new facility, and an active colocation market in which several providers say they’re seeing strong demand.
TJX Cos. Inc. is seeking a location to build a 150,000 square foot data center, according to real estate sources in the Boston market. TJX has its headquarters in Framingham, Mass. and is hoping to find a site that can accommodate a short-term data center project as well as the company’s long-term plans to add up to 600,000 square feet of office space.
Colocation demand in the Boston market is keeping data center providers busy, according to a profile in Mass High Tech that discusses recent activity at CRG West, Internap Network Services (INAP) and the Markley Group, which owns the One Summer Street carrier hotel. The story notes Internap’s recent expansion at CRG’s 70 Innerbelt project, as well as the role of increasing power loads in customer decisions to seek third-party data center space.