How Far Does Your Data Center Reach?

data-center-ring-1Connectivity is vital to your enterprise. Your business needs to connect with companies and carriers in key markets outside of your local area. And the best way to do this is to partner with a wholesale data center provider offering access to a vast amount of strategic fiber routes.

One such provider is Infomart Data Centers, which recently partnered with privately-held, Oregon-based service provider CoastCom, now a Wave Broadband entity.

Infomart Portland— the largest merchant data center in Oregon — is now part of the newly-established Hillsboro Data Center Ring. As of right now, the Hillsboro Data Center Ring has a growing presence of about 21 network providers. Infomart Portland will extend this connectivity to an additional 13.

dsc00119-1So, what does this mean for Infomart Portland customers? Customers will gain access to redundant dark fiber connections to other companies in Portland-area data centers. Infomart Portland Customers will also benefit from an interconnection to CoastCom’s submarine cable landing site in Pacific City, Oregon. This will will provide path-diverse terrestrial fiber routes to transpacific cables from several north Asian countries, as well as New Zealand and Australia.

“Infomart has always focused on enabling IT operations in fiber and connectivity-rich geographic regions of the U.S.,” explained John Sheputis, President of Infomart Data Centers.  “Interconnecting our Portland data center and the Hillsboro Data Center Ring provides Infomart customers with connectivity to international subsea cable systems as well as to other companies with critical data assets in the greater Portland-Hillsboro region.”

As Wave’s Vice President of Business Development Greg Palser added, the addition of Infomart Portland will be a major benefit for customers.

“We’re excited that Infomart’s Portland facility is now connected to our Hillsboro Data Center Ring,” stated Greg Palser of CoastCom, now Wave’s Vice President of Business Development.  “This partnership provides additional connectivity for Infomart Portland customers who now have the ability to access pathways to other companies and carriers in Portland-area data centers, as well as the potential to access key international markets serviced by submarine cables that terminate in facilities located on our Hillsboro fiber ring.  It also benefits more than a dozen network carriers represented in Infomart’s Portland facility.”

Infomart Portland features 4.6 MW of move-in ready space and 8 MW of shell space on its 24 MW property. Infomart, it should be noted, also values sustainability. In fact, the company is striving to enable the world’s most sustainable IT operations. The Infomart Portland facility is powered by electricity sourced from Pacific Northwest-based federal power agency Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), which is one of the largest suppliers of hydroelectricity in the U.S. It also has one of the lowest carbon footprints in the country.

What’s more, Infomart Portland is located in a state-sponsored Enterprise Zone where property taxes — both real and business — are abated for up to five years per investment. Oregon also lacks a sales and use tax, making it the lowest-cost state for leased data center operations in the U.S.

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