The new Cervalis data center in Connecticut. (Photo: Cervalis)
IT infrastructure solutions provider Cervalis announced it has opened a 168,000 square foot data center in Fairfield County, Connecticut offering colocation, managed hosting, business continuity and disaster recovery, and cloud computing services. The project was announced over a year ago, the data center will be one of the largest in the state.
“I am very pleased Cervalis has established such a unique, outstanding facility in Connecticut,” said Michael Boccardi, President and CEO of Cervalis. “This unparalleled operations center can serve as a primary production data center, a backup data center or a hybrid solution for firms that rely on active-active computing environments. Many New York City firms have joined our New England-based clients at our other Connecticut facility, and I expect that trend to continue.”
The new data center features 75,000 square feet of raised-floor data center space (above the 500 year flood zone) and 30,000-square-feet of dedicated disaster recovery seating with 16 megawatts of redundant power, powered by two separate utility companies and 3,500 tons of cooling capacity. The facility is just 40 miles from New York City. Catering to financial services companies, Cervalis facilities are SSAE 16 Type 2 and PCI compliant, as well as U.S.-EU Safe Harbor certified.
“In recent years, many Connecticut businesses have battled not only natural disasters – Snowtober, Hurricane Sandy – but also the significant business interruptions that followed,” Boccardi said. “Cervalis is committed to protecting businesses against these costly interruptions, and we designed our Norwalk facility to allow businesses continuity through access to dedicated work area recovery. During these challenging events, Cervalis maintained 100% uptime and supported thousands of clients in its work area recovery seats and data centers. We expect these unusual weather patterns to continue, and the demand for these offerings remains high.”