Phoenix NAP Lines Up Hosting Partner

The exterior of the PhoenixNAP facility, which has announced an anchor tenant.

The exterior of the Phoenix NAP facility, which has announced an anchor tenant.

Managed hosting and content delivery specialist EC Suite will be the first tenant in the Phoenix NAP, a new 160,000 data center facility in Phoenix, the companies said this week. EC Suite will locate its network operations center (NOC) and managed servers at the building, and will also partner with Phoenix NAP to market data center space.

“The move to Phoenix NAP as an anchor tenant enables us to analyze the different power needs of each client and build hosting solutions accordingly,” said Dave Wales, senior director of sales for EC Suite, which is based in Tempe, Arizona. “The unique scenario this affords will not only help us continue growing our colocated and managed hosting services, but also expand our bandwidth, CDN and payment processing solutions.

The Phoenix NAP is located at 3402 East University Drive in Phoenix. The building previously served as the headquarters for life sciences company EaglePicher, which relocated to Michigan as part of a bankruptcy reorganization in 2005.

The project is being developed by Global Datacenter Trust, which liked Phoenix market because it is well positioned to avoid most natural disatser scnearios, including earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes.

“Phoenix is an ideal location for a datacenter, not only because it’s in a disaster-free area, but also because the city and workforce are highly supportive of the high-tech industry,” said Jordan Jacobs, director of operations for Phoenix NAP.

The facility has access to 20 megawatts of power, and expects to open its meet-me room later this year, with tenant installation beginning in early 2010. Phoenix NAP is documenting its construction process on its Datacenter Builder blog, and has put together a time-lapse video of its meet-me room construction project:

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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.


  1. anon

    what a sham! PhoenixNAP, EC Suite, CWIE, ccBill, GDCT, etc., are all owned and operated by the same cwie pornography company - CWIE. these guys are one of the biggest purveyors of porn in the world. they use alot of different names to try hide the porn stuff and to confuse regular companies into going into their data centers. buyer beware.

  2. Dear ANON, The bottom line here is that we are building the best Data Center in the Phoenix Valley and it sounds like you are dragging our name through the mud to make yourself seem intellegent. We have large enterprise customers who recieve full disclosure of the facts and they recieve overwhelming care. I can offer refrences if required. Have a great day!

  3. Jima

    If that's true, that makes me more confident in PhoenixNAP -- I'm not sure who you can trust more than the porn companies to run a reliable, profitable datacenter facility. (Caveat: I am a customer of one of the PNAP DCs.)