Paetec Plans Data Center Near Boston

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ISP and hosting provider PAETEC Holding Corp. (PAET) has announced plans for a 92,700 square foot data center in Andover, Mass., north of of Boston. PAETEC says the Andover facility will be the first step in a national expansion of its data center network, which currently includes sites in Bethlehem, Pa. and Conshohocken, Pa. The Andover center is scheduled to open in June 2010.

“This data center will meet the growing data-oriented demands of large businesses around the country,” said Charles Field, vice president and general manager for the New England region. “As common business applications are moving towards the cloud, we’ll be there to serve them with the industry-leading service our customers have come to expect.”

The two-story data center will feature more than 40,000 square feet of raised floor space and be supported by five one-megawatt generators with 30,000 gallons of diesel fuel. The center also boasts 2,000 tons of cooling capacity to maintain the center at the optimum temperature for customer equipment.

“We have more than a decade of experience in data centers, and we’re designing this center based on extensive feedback from our customers over the past 10 years.”said Christopher Lodge, vice president for Data Center Services.

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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.

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