Fortune Data Centers has added Zoosk as a customer at its San Jose, Calif. Data center facility, the compny said today. Zoosk, the romantic social network, will migrate from a retail colocation facility to Fortune’s wholesale data center.
“We looked at all available options and found Fortune Data Centers to be the best fit for our situation, and their turnkey option meant that we could get all the advantages of a wholesale data center while giving us the simplest solution. Shayan Zadeh, co-founder and co-CEO of Zoosk, “We valued their design to support our IT infrastructure, and are confident they can support our fast-paced growth.”
“Providing Zoosk with an easy turnkey solution is an important offering for the company,” said Fortune’s CEO John Sheputis. “We’ve got a simple and cost-effective option for growing retail colocation customers who are ready to step up to wholesale, but don’t want to manage the costs or complexity of building out their own suite.”
A factor in Zoosk’s decision was the ability to take advantage of Fortune’s Direct Access power program. In 2011,Fortune became the first data center in California to competitively procure power for its tenants through the California Public Utilities Commission Direct Access program.
By competitively bidding the power supply contract, Fortune said, is now delivering power costs of 8.5 cents per kilowatt hour. “The benefits of direct access have far exceeded our expectations,” said Sheputis. “We have saved our tenants more than $1 million dollars annually on their power costs. We believe Fortune now has the lowest power costs of any Silicon Valley data center.”
Sheputis said that Fortune’s current delivered cost of power is 30 percent below the comparable PG&E tariff and 16 percent lower than the comparable tariff from Silicon Valley Power, the local utility serving Santa Clara..