Latisys Plans Major Expansion in Irvine

Colocation and managed hosting provider Latisys continues to build its national footprint of data center facilities. Today the company announced plans to build a new 93,000 square foot data center in Irvine, Calif., adjacent to its existing OC1 facility. Latisys says the expansion positions it as the largest data center operator in Orange County.  

The new Orange County 2 (OC2) facility will be supproted by an initial 10 megawatts of utility power, and is being designed to support an high-density server installations of up to 250 watts per square foot. The expansion will more than double the high-density raised-floor space available to Latisys customers in Orange County. Latisys says it expects to begin installing customers in OC2 in the second quarter of 2011.

Belief in the Orange County market
“Today’s expansion announcement reflects a sizable investment and commitment to Orange County enterprise customers, and builds further upon our belief that Latisys’ is the premier destination for customers that need or want to grow, yet can’t scale their own infrastructure in the Orange County market today,” said Peter Stevenson, the CEO of Latisys.

The expansion in Irvine, a city of 220,000 located south of Los Angeles, follows the recent announcement that Latisys has expanded its credit line to fund additional growth.

Latisys was founded in 2007 as Managed Data Holdings (MDH) with backing from Catalyst Investors and Great Hill Partners. It has moved quickly to build a footprint in the managed hosting sector.

The company recently established an east coast presence with a new 123,000 square foot data center in Ashburn, Virginia, and completed significant facility expansions at existing facilities in Chicago, Denver and Irvine, California.

“The new (OC2) facility, in tandem with a growing national footprint, reinforces Latisys’ flexible and agile approach to delivering IT infrastructure outsourcing services, and enhances our ability to serve existing and prospective customers in Orange County,” said Tom Panarisi, Regional Vice President for Latisys.

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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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