Category Archives: Infomart Data Centers

Looking for a Data Center with Renewable Energy in Silicon Valley?

Renewable energy has emerged as a top demand for businesses seeking data center providers, especially for those located in or around Silicon Valley.

Just recently, Infomart Data Centers announced that its Silicon Valley facility is now purchasing 100 percent renewable power for all of its electricity consumption.

Infomart is one of many companies that have made public commitments to procure 100 percent renewable power by a certain time, and a list of these influential organizations can be found at RE100.

Direct Access Power: An Enabler of Data Center Sustainability

Direct Access (DA) power allows energy users to competitively source electricity directly from third-party energy suppliers, while still remaining power distribution service customers of a utility. This enables businesses to capture the full benefits of deregulation and aids their strategic energy procurement process.  For Infomart Data Centers, it allows the provider to be more sustainable and also yield substantial electricity savings that it can ultimately pass through to tenants.

This is a unique offering for a data center provider; one that earned Infomart the 2016 infoTECH Spotlight Data Center Excellence Award from TMC.  Infomart buys power on the open market, directly from the same suppliers that sell to utility companies. This allows the company to offer a custom energy mix based on specific property and customer requirements.

New Private Data Center Suite Comes to Infomart Dallas

For performance-driven companies requiring connectivity for their mission-critical, latency-sensitive applications, location matters. Network-rich carrier hotels, providing physical connection points where Internet carriers meet and transfer data, facilitate bringing data in greater proximity to end-users, thus lowering latency and improving performance. This is why co-locating inside a carrier hotel rather than a nearby facility is critical to meeting the requirements for latency-sensitive enterprise apps.

Recently, Infomart Data Centers announced the commissioning of a new, private colocation suite within its Infomart Dallas facility. The facility is designed to maximize efficiency while also providing access to carriers as well as an Internet exchange that’s already built into Infomart’s carrier-neutral Building Meet-Me Room (BMMR). Infomart, the owner and operator of the building, offers customers $0 monthly cross-connect fees within the BMMR to enable further interconnection within the data center hub.

Infomart Data Centers to Present at HostingCon Global 2017

President John Sheputis to Explore How Increasing Data Center Efficiency Can Drive Down Operational Expenses

LOS ANGELES – March 21, 2017 – Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, today announces that its President, John Sheputis, will speak at HostingCon Global 2017, taking place April 3-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  HostingCon is the global event for the cloud and service provider ecosystem where attendees can meet with existing business partners, discuss opportunities and challenges, and form new partnerships.

Infomart Data Centers Takes Another Step Towards Enabling Greater Sustainability

Infomart Data Centers recently announced that its Portland data center is now a preferred storage and fulfillment location for the Motivair ChilledDoor Division.  The national wholesale data center provider helps clients align cooling to directly track the IT load at the rack level via rear-door heat exchanger technology. Most recently, Infomart leveraged this unique cooling design in its latest 8 MW deployment with LinkedIn.

Infomart now stocks Motivair ChilledDoor parts at its Portland facility, meaning the product will be rapidly available to Infomart Portland customers should they choose to use them. This will also enable shorter shipment times to Motivair’s customers across the Western U.S. and Canada. Infomart’s staff is fully trained in the technical enablement and turnkey installation of Motivair ChilledDoors, and they are also certified in their ongoing maintenance.

Data Security and the Data Center

A top international standard for information security in the data center industry is ISO 27001: 2013 certification. Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), this certification demonstrates a company’s continued commitment to protecting customer data. By becoming ISO 27001:2013-certified, a company can prove that the security of customer data and information has been addressed, implemented and controlled across all levels of the organization.

Just recently, national wholesale data center provider Infomart Data Centers achieved ISO 27001:2013 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS). Infomart received accreditation through A-lign, an independent, third-party auditor, following its successful completion of the formal auditing of its IT security policies and procedures.

Looking to Fast-Track Connectivity?

If there’s one thing that is certain in today’s globalized, digital economy, it’s that having access to seamless, cost-effective connectivity has become essential for any enterprise that is serious about growing their business on a regional, national or global scale.

Infomart Data Centers recently announced that DE-CIX Dallas, the first network and data center-neutral Internet exchange in the market, is operational and available for service in its Infomart Dallas Building Meet-Me Room (BMMR) at 1950 N. Stemmons Fwy in Dallas. Customers can use this facility to further reduce latency and gain more control over routing paths via DE-CIX’s peering and interconnection services while also eliminating monthly cross-connect fees.

Connecting through Infomart Dallas’ BMMR is the fastest path to international and domestic content, network, cloud and Internet service providers (ISPs). Here, customers can gain direct access to more than 75 network carriers and all colocation customers.

DE-CIX is the first and only carrier-neutral Internet exchange in the Infomart Dallas BMMR, providing connections to multiple access points throughout the Dallas metropolitan market. In addition to DE-CIX, the BMMR houses Level 3 Communications, Unite Private Networks InnerCity FiberNet, Wirestar, Cogent Communications, FPL FiberNet and Served by the Net.

“The DE-CIX Dallas internet exchange has been well-received, enabling us to activate Infomart Dallas within six months of initial launch,” Ed d’Agostino, Vice President, DE-CIX North America Inc., recently commented. “This expansion allows more networks in the market to have easy access to our peering and interconnection fabric.  Infomart’s BMMR customers are now just a cross-connect away from all networks connected to DE-CIX Dallas’ distributed peering fabric accessible across multiple data centers. Additionally, BMMR customers can leverage DE-CIX’s MetroVLAN service for private peering interconnections throughout the metro area.”

Infomart Data Centers President John Sheputis also remarked on the announcement.

“Our vision is to create an open and interconnected environment at the Infomart,” Sheputis stated. “We are enabling carriers and customers to further extend their interconnection options in what is already one of the most connected buildings in the U.S. DE-CIX Dallas plays an important part in helping us realize that vision.”

Infomart Dallas also happens to be the largest data center in Texas, and a major connectivity hub for the Southern U.S. It’s home to numerous colocation providers, as well as Infomart-operated wholesale colocation space for enterprise users that have edge connectivity requirements.

The facility was recently awarded the Management & Operations (M&O) “Stamp of Approval” certification by  Uptime Institute.

To learn more about Infomart Data Centers, click here.

Innovation, Increased Security and Energy Efficiency Are Among the Key Attributes of Progressive Data Center

Technavio predicts the global data center market to grow at a CAGR of close to 11 percent between 2016 and 2020. The rise in digitization and cloud computing among enterprises have necessitated the construction of data center facilities across the globe. However, where there is heavy competition among data center and colocation providers, there are also those who stand out among the competition, tapping innovation, increasing security, improving efficiency and providing renewable energy resources for their customers to achieve continuous growth year after year.

For Infomart Data Centers, 2016 was a banner year as they achieved various milestones in operations, innovation and company growth while exceeding their initial expectations. Beyond several existing tenant expansions, Infomart was able to bring on an additional 25 new customers throughout the past year, completing more than $120 million of development across its facilities. Among these investments are the addition of 8 MW of new capacity and 100,000 square-feet of new space in Infomart Portland, new development of 6MW and improvement and re-commissioning of 8MW of capacity in Silicon Valley, and Phase 1 completion of a comprehensive security upgrade at Infomart Dallas.

Data Center Efficiency, the New Mark of Leadership

data-center-efficiency-the-new-mark-of-leadership-1Originally posted to Data Center POST,

What does it take to be successful in business today? It requires more than just turning a strong profit. Now, businesses must also prove they can efficiently and responsibly manage their data center resources.

LinkedIn is an enterprise that takes this message to heart.

Not All Data Center Providers Are Created Equal

not-all-data-center-providers-are-created-equalPartnering with a data center provider requires trusting a third-party organization to transfer, store and manage your company’s sensitive information. And it’s not always easy to tell at first glance whether another company can be trusted to do so. Many facilities claim to offer top-tier services, but fall short when it comes to delivering on their promises.

It’s for this reason why the Uptime Institute, the globally recognized data center authority,  created the Management & Operations (M&O) “Stamp of Approval.”