California ISP and colo provider ISWest said this week that it is building a new 16,500 square foot data center in Agoura Hills, Calif. as its existing facility is nearing capacity. The company is working with local developer Tony Principe, and says the building will cost ISWest between $2.5 and $3 million and have "enough power to run a small city when" it opens in May 2007.
"With so many great companies taking up residency along the 101 Corridor, it makes dollars and cents for ISWest to create a world class Data Center that companies can come to for their Internet and offsite data needs," said Drew Kaplan, ISWest CEO/CFO. "If for some reason the power goes out, our customers will not be affected as massive generators will be installed to ensure maximum uptime. Why have one generator, when you can have two: one for each power supply to our customers' equipment. We will also have double UPS systems, double power distribution and double network drops to each customer cabinet or cage."
Kaplan said ISWest has connectivity to the top 8 backbone providers, giving customers unmatched connectivity to the Internet for applications or business solutions. The new ISWest facility sits on an AT&T dual SONET fiber ring, providing customers multiple fiber paths to the Internet. The site is also connected via gigabit fiber to ISWest's current Data Center, giving even more redundancy and flexibility between the two facilities in the same city. "This will allow our customers to place equipment at both locations and load balance traffic between them," said Kaplan.