Telx Opens New Cloud Hub in Silicon Valley

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An aerial view of the Vantage Data Centers campus in Santa Clara, Calif. Telx will be the anchor tenant in the newest Vantage building.

Colocation specialist Telx has opened a new data center in Silicon Valley, expanding the company’s interconnection platform in one of the nation’s key technology hotbeds. The Telx SCL2 cloud connection center offers 32,000 square feet of data center space in Santa Clara, Calif., the hub of the Silicon Valley data center market.

Telx is one of the first tenants in V1, the latest wholesale data center project brought to market by Vantage Data Centers. Telx already operates facilities at 1100 Space Park in Santa Clara and the 200 Paul Avenue in San Francisco.

“Silicon Valley is one of the most dynamic business environments in the world and Telx remains committed to these customers by meeting their growing needs for robust and secure infrastructure and global network connectivity,” said Eric Shepcaro, the CEO of Telx. “Our clients need flexibility and access options to deliver content that meets the ever changing demands of the consumer. Today’s grand opening event opens an exciting new chapter of expansions for Telx and our customers.”

The Telx Santa Clara facility supports power densities up to 400 watts per square foot or 16KW per cabinet in a 2N redundant infrastructure design. That’s the highest power density currently offered in any Telx facilities. The SCL2 facility is a managed, carrier-neutral networking environment for carriers, ISPs, content providers, financial service companies, bio-pharma and enterprise businesses.

“Our SCL2 facility offers customers secure and direct access to Telx’s expansive ecosystem with close proximity to the world’s leading media, entertainment and technology companies,” said Joe Weinman, author of the new book Cloudonomics, and Senior Vice President of Cloud Services & Strategy, Telx.

As the retail interconnection provider on the three-building Vantage campus in Santa Clara, Telx can offer other tenants direct connections to hundreds of the world’s leading carriers, ISPs, cloud service and content providers. Enterprise colocation customers in Telx’s Santa Clara C3 data center can also connect with its 200 Paul facility in San Francisco—one of the most carrier-dense InterConnection Centers in the nation.

Wholesale data center operators like Vantage typically seek to have at least one colocation provider as a tenant, as this creates opportunities for customers who would like to house equipment at the campus, but may not require the 500 kilowatts to 1 megawatt of power that typically are the entry points for wholesale leases.

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief 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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  1. LJ

    i believe this is artist's rendition, not aerial view