Expedient Completes Expansion and Announces Additional Growth
January 30th, 2014 By: John Rath
Expedient completes data center expansion in Pittsburgh and announces three new projects for 2014, Zayo upgrades electrical and security infrastructure at its Las Vegas colocation facility, Internap’s CDN helps Sportradar stream live professional sporting events, and Global Transit expands its European presence with Interxion in London.
Expedient completes expansion and announces more. Expedient announced that it has completed an expansion project, adding more than 7,000 square feet of raised-floor space to the Pittsburgh data center at Allegheny Center Mall (ACM), which was first opened in September of 2008. Spending approximately $3 million on this most recent project, the company now has nine data centers throughout the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions which are interconnected via a 10Gbps fiber network. “Now that our Pittsburgh and Baltimore expansions are complete, we are pleased to announce three additional data center expansions for 2014,” said Shawn McGorry of Expedient. Cleveland is a possible site for a $7 million, 10,000 square foot data center, which will complement the existing two data centers the company currently has there. Expedient will add a second 20,000 square foot data center in the Columbus market. Adjacent to its existing data center, the company is adding 6,000 square feet to its Indianapolis data center. Upon completion of this expansion, the total raised floor footprint at the company’s Carmel facility will exceed 25,000 square feet. These investments will bring Expedient’s total data center capacity to over 250,000 square feet. “Our solutions are unique in that we effectively offer customers one giant data center, at 9, soon to be 11 different sites, which are seamlessly connected by a fully redundant 10Gig fiber ring. This is especially appealing to clients seeking geographic diversity to help meet their security and disaster requirements” added McGorry.
Zayo Upgrades Las Vegas Colocation Facility. Zayo Group announced that it has completed an upgrade of its Las Vegas colocation facility that supports improved uptime and security. A new 2 megawatt utility feed is supported by a 2 megawatt generator and redundant UPS system. Two 240 ton chillers are complemented by free-cooling (pre-coolers) to improve power efficiency. The facility upgraded to a new building management system and C-Cure security system, to be monitored by zColo 24/7. An additional 28 security cameras were also added. “Upgrading the Las Vegas facility enables us to provide a more resilient environment for our current customers, plus those searching for cost-effective, yet competitive, colocation solutions.” says Greg Friedman, vice president of zColo. “Gaming operators, financial services, and cloud computing companies are looking for the essential disaster recovery and business continuity services that this facility now offers.”
Internap selected by Sportradar. Internap Network Services (INAP) announced that Sportradar, the market leading supplier of sports and betting-related data services, is using Internap’s content delivery network (CDN) to stream live professional sporting events and data directly into 1,000 retail betting shops worldwide. Given the real-time nature of sports and betting, Sportradar needed a high-performance CDN that could minimize latency and keep up with the demands of its global customer base. “Our business extends from our experts recording statistics and analysing matches at stadiums all the way to our Live Channel displays in retail bookmakers worldwide. Delivering high quality video streams and up-to-the-minute data are critical,” said Joern Anhalt, managing director media rights at Sportradar. “In a competitive review, Internap stood out in providing the performance and resilience required to support today’s betting landscape through a highly customizable, turnkey solution that is easy to deploy and can seamlessly support our expansion into new markets with Internap’s global infrastructure footprint.”
Global Transit opens Interxion London presence. Interxion (INXN) announced that Global Transit has opened a Point of Presence (PoP) at its London data centre campus as part of a wider company strategy to expand their international network. With many other global PoPs Global Transit views Europe as its next key hub presence. With the new London presence the company will receive enhanced connectivity to Europe and gain access to Interxion’s vast community of customers, as well as Europe’s leading Internet Exchanges such as LINX (UK), DE-CIX (Germany) and AMS-IX (Amsterdam). “This partnership is further evidence of Interxion’s expertise in supporting companies as they expand their reach across Europe,” said Doug Loewe, UK Managing Director at Interxion. ”Our London campus offers some of the best connectivity in Europe, making it an ideal location to support Global Transit’s initial expansion across the region. Moreover, it is great to see that Global Transit is to become a member of our dynamic carrier community and we are now able to offer their services to our customers.”