Latisys Expands With New Data Center in Denver
November 21st, 2011 By: Rich Miller
Data center service provider Latisys has announced a major expansion in the the Denver market, where it will build a second data center to add 14 megawatts of capacity for mission-critical space. The new 82,000 square feet facility in Englewood will more than double the company’s current data center footprint in Colorado.
Latisys’ DEN2 data center will be located near the company’s existing 76,000 square foot DEN1 facility, and will launch with 14 megawatts of power and add another 10 megawatts in a second phase of development. The company expects to begin deploying colocation and amanged services customers at the new facility in the third quarter of 2012.
“This investment is not only important for Latisys; it’s a significant capital investment in the Denver market,” said Bryan Walsh, Denver Regional Sales Director for Latisys. “Development of our second facility reinforces our commitment to providing agile IT infrastructure outsourcing for Colorado customers in all phases of their business.”
Latisys CEO Pete Stevenson said the project will “build on our organization, know-how and momentum” in the Denver market. “We continue to execute on our plan to deliver the infrastructure-based IT Outsourcing solutions that mid-size and enterprise customers require for the challenges of today, and for tomorrow,” said Stevenson.
The Denver project is the second expansion Latisys has announced this year. In May the company said it would add 10,000 square feet of high-density raised floor space and 2.5 megawatts of additional power in its facility in Oak Brook, Illinois. In 2010 Latisys 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.
Latisys provides colocation, managed hosting, disaster recovery and cloud services. The company 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, acquiring three providers and quickly expanding its data center capacity.
It is amazing how much growth the west has seen in data center build-out. Between Colorado and the upper plains we could see a big shift in the tech sector center of gravity.