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Infomart’s Portland data center in Hillsboro, Oregon, housing one of the latest LinkedIn server farms (Photo: Infomart Data Centers)

Infomart to Add 16MW to Portland Data Center

Two-phase expansion planned for growing Hillsboro market

Infomart Data Centers, the company formed as a result of a merger between Fortune Data Centers and the Dallas Infomart last year, announced plans to expand its Hillsboro, Oregon, data center by an additional 16 MW of capacity.

When the two-phase expansion is complete, the 350,000-square-foot campus will have 24 MW of critical power.

Hillsboro, a town near Portland, is a popular data center location with relatively low energy costs. Other data center providers in the market include ViaWest, T5, and Digital Realty Trust. Companies using data centers in Hillsboro for their IT infrastructure include NetApp, Comcast, DreamHost, and Intel, among others.

Demand for data center space in Hillsboro as well as in nearby central and eastern Washington State is growing, according to a recent market report by the commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle.

“Cloud and SaaS companies, along with content delivery networks, continue to expand there,” JLL analysts wrote. “In addition, telecommunications companies continue to expand their robust grids in these markets.”

Infomart said a “substantial portion” of the capacity being added at its Hillsboro site is pre-leased.

The company plans to add 4 MW in Phase I, expecting to compete it in March 2016. The second phase will add 12 MW, slated for completion mid-summer of the same year. It will include a new 100,000-square-foot building.

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