The newly redesigned AlohaNAP, a data center in Kapolei, Hawaii, is fully operational and accepting tenants. AlohaNAP is a joint venture between fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty and Hawaii Pacific Teleport, an international satellite and fiber-based communications company.
The new Hawaii data center is located about 2 miles inland and 130 feet above sea level on the Island of Oahu, placing it outside flood and tsunami zones. The data center has 10,000 square feet of turn-key space. The site can accommodate additional 50,000 square feet of white space. It is adjacent to the Hawaii Pacific Teleport facility.
The carrier-neutral data center has access to trans-Pacific submarine cable systems, local fiber providers, and a fleet of over 40 satellites. It acts as a meet-me point and facilitates the convergence of fiber and satellite telecommunications.
“We‘re looking forward to introducing AlohaNAP to the PTC community,” Corey Welp, 1547 managing director, said in a statement. “AlohaNAP offers its clients a state-of-the-art facility to support the most demanding business applications and provide a truly secure solution for their IT infrastructure requirements.”
1547 has expertise in both data center construction and finance. A team of industry veterans founded the company, which plays in newer markets, offering turnkey, build-to-suit, and powered shell data centers. Managing Director Todd Raymond was formerly a C-level exec at Telx. Co-founder Welp previously raised more than $4 billion for investment opportunities in various asset classes. Other co-founders, Jerry Martin and Pat Hines, were at the Martin Group, which has focused on the data center space for the last decade.
In addition to its Hawaii data center venture, 1547 also partnered with Green House Data for a data center project in Wyoming.