ColoATL Builds Out Space in Atlanta

News from the colocation and service provider sector includes expansions and customer wins for ColoATL, QTS and RagingWire Data Centers.

ColoATL builds-out 55 Marrieta Street Space  ColoATL announced a significant build-out of its space at 55 Marrieta Street in downtown Atlanta. The build-out includes increased colocation and data center space, and a number of new amenities, including a conference facility and “meet me” area operated by ColoATL’s sister company, The Georgia Technology Center. The expansion was necessitated by demand for colocation and Software Defined Networking (SDN) peering. The facility is home to the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP), which provides next-generation Internet Exchange solutions, including SDN peering, testing, collaboration and implementation. “Our goal has always been to provide affordable interconnection options, quickly,” said Tim Kiser, Owner and Founder of ColoATL. “Additionally, we must deliver the network technologies that meet the objectives of the global Internet community. The ColoATL facility expansion is designed to meet those needs.” Established in November 2001, the fully built-out infrastructure of the facility is located on the 5th and 8th floors of 55 Marietta Street.

WellStar Health System Selects QTS as its Primary and Secondary Colocation Provider QTS is expanding its healthcare client base, with WellStar Health Systems using colocation services at QTS’ Atlanta Metro and Suwanee facilities, which will act as its primary and secondary data centers, respectively. WellStar selected QTS as its primary and secondary data center provider in part due to the company’s ability to provide two facilities in the metro Atlanta area with enough space to accommodate private colocation suites. “The attention to detail and infrastructure redundancy in QTS’ metro Atlanta facilities were very attractive to WellStar’s cross-functional site evaluation team,” said Jon Morris, M.D., senior VP and CIO of WellStar. “Both physical security and HIPAA compliance were of critical importance in our selection of a colocation provider.”

The Atlanta Metro and Suwanee facilities collectively offer more than 1.3 million square feet of total data center space.

RagingWire customer Unleashed Technologies expands at The Bolt. RagingWire customer Unleashed Technologies announced the opening of a greatly expanded data center presence at RagingWire’s Ashburn, Virginia campus, known as “The Bolt”. “RagingWire designs, builds and operates innovative, highly advanced data centers backed by superior connectivity, power and cooling systems that will enable Unleashed Technologies to deliver flexible, highly secure solutions for our partners and clients,” said Ryan Barbera, president of Unleashed Technologies. “Our expansion into RagingWire’s Ashburn data center greatly enhances the offerings our growing list of partners can provide and improves our capacity to deliver enterprise-class hosting solutions to our clients nationwide.”

The RagingWire Ashburn data center boasts 14.4MW of critical IT load capacity and 150,000 square feet. The company announced achieving SSAE 16, Type 2 compliance last November. It is also PCI DSS 2.0 compliant and FISMA moderate.

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Jason Verge is an Editor/Industry Analyst on the Data Center Knowledge team with a strong background in the data center and Web hosting industries. In the past he’s covered all things Internet Infrastructure, including cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), mass market hosting, managed hosting, enterprise IT spending trends and M&A. He writes about a range of topics at DCK, with an emphasis on cloud hosting.

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