Infomart Data Centers announced significant infrastructure upgrades to its Silicon Valley facility, driven in part by the data center’s latest tenant additions, which selected Infomart for their high-density computing and connectivity requirements. Key data center investments that will be completed in Q3 of 2016 include electrical upgrades to offer 2N redundancy for the existing critical power, an additional Meet-Me Room (MMR) for increased network redundancy and fortified connectivity options, and several new office suites to house over two dozen tenant IT operations staff. Infomart has also begun development of an existing 50,000 sq. ft. building to bring 6MW of new capacity to the supply-constrained Silicon Valley market.
Infomart’s Silicon Valley facility has maintained 100% uptime since its launch. However, to further enhance electrical reliability and increase power efficiencies, the company is installing new Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) units and backup generators, as well as state-of-the-art switchgear. As an added measure of reliability and redundancy, new power distribution equipment and upgraded batteries across all data center systems enable the facility to exceed Tier III design requirements for concurrent maintainability and fault tolerance. The Silicon Valley data center maintains one of the lowest Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ratings in the industry.
The company continues this commitment to reliability with the addition of a second carrier-neutral MMR within the building. Both of the facility’s Meet-Me Rooms are designed to leverage diverse pathways into the space from both its North and South carrier vaults. This further increases tenant redundancy while enabling more interconnection.
The Silicon Valley facility is the only wholesale data center in California to provide Direct Access (DA) power pricing and metered power solutions at approximately $.085/kWh — about 30% less than the local utility — the lowest power prices in the region.
Infomart’s commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability extends to its data center design. The first California wholesale data center to earn LEED Gold Certification, Infomart Silicon Valley recently converted to using non-potable, or “gray water,” for 100 percent of the mechanical infrastructure and irrigation surrounding the facility.
Infomart has also commenced development of a 6 MW data center expansion, increasing the facility’s total capacity by 65% to 16 MW, the better to support the growing demand in the Silicon Valley facility. Infomart will also be adding 10,000 square feet of available, private office space to the data center, positioning the facility as a preeminent location for IT operations in the region.
“Infomart data centers are built on the basis of better design and sustainability,” remarked John Sheputis, President of Infomart Data Centers. “Our investment in our Silicon Valley facility demonstrates our flexibility in helping some of today’s most innovative global cloud and consumer brands realize their business objectives.”
To learn more about Infomart’s Silicon Valley data center, visit www.infomartdatacenters.com/locations/silicon-valley.