Colocation provider CoreLink Data Centers has added a second data center facility in the Seattle market, leasing a 39,000 square foot facility adjacent to its existing site in the Intergate.West campus in Tukwila operated by Sabey Corp.
CoreLink has lined up an anchor tenant for the new site in WTS,which has signed a long-term colocation agreement. WTS specializes in disaster recovery and IT infrastructure services for Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and World products. WTS also has a data center in Denver.
Strong Leasing in Seattle
The expansion was prompted by CoreLink’s success in its first Seattle data center, which is 90 percent full. Corelink was founded in 2007 and is backed by M/C Ventures of Boston and has additional data centers in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Chicago. The company says it has an “active” mergers and acquisitions program and anticipates further expansion of its colocation facility footprint.
Corelink’s founder and CEO is Geoff Hampson, who has been involved in numerous startups, including Peer 1 Network Enterprises, where he served as CEO from 2000 through 2006.
“The demand in the Seattle market is robust and CoreLink has experienced considerable success there over the last two years,” said Hampson. “We have assembled an experienced and proven management, sales and operations team and that investment has continued to pay off as is evidenced by our expansion in Seattle and other markets.”
Upgrades in Progress
The SEA02 facility is currently configured with 13,000 square feet of raised floor and 6 megawatts of total dedicated power. CoreLink will modify the existing infrastructure to bring it up to CoreLink’s typical 2N configuration and 150 to 200 watts per square foot of useable UPS power. The completed facility plan delivers up to 25,000 square feet of useable raised floor, providing ample space for expansion for CoreLink’s existing and future customers.
“We are very pleased to have partnered with CoreLink Data Centers,” said Tom Hughes, WTS CEO. “After an extensive due diligence process, we selected CoreLink for their operational excellence and the quality of the facility infrastructure. We look forward to working with CoreLink in their multiple locations as our needs expand.”