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 Dallas is home to one of the world’s largest concentrations of carriers, colocation providers and cloud applications,” commented John Sheputis, President, Infomart Data Centers. “Given the growing value for latency-sensitive edge computing, we are delighted to add a second Infomart-operated suite within the facility. Our expansion is one of several that will be completed this year, either by our team or one of our tenants. Every new network connection and new application launched will continue to solidify Infomart’s position as one of the nerve centers for the digital economy.”
The newly-commissioned 500kW private colocation suite is the second project in a series of strategic infrastructure investments that are being planned for the building by Infomart Data Centers over the next decade. The company ultimately plans to add half a million square feet of data center space and more than 30 MW of additional capacity to the property.
Infomart Dallas, which is designed to Tier III standards, also provides distributed redundant power design with up to 200 W of power density per square-foot as well as a pass-through Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) with a cap at 1.4. The suite holds Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval, as well as SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type II, SSAE Type II, PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, and ISO 27001:2013 certifications.
“Carrier hotels provide physical connection points where Internet carriers meet and transfer data. These facilities facilitate bringing data closer to end-users, lowering latency and improving performance,” explained Stefanie Williams, Associate Analyst, Datacenters, for 451 Research. “As one of the Southwest’s largest carrier hotels, Infomart provides enterprises with low-latency connectivity to cloud and telecommunications providers, eliminating last-mile cost and connectivity issues faced if co-locating farther from the facility. Infomart’s new suite with access to its BMMR with no monthly reoccurring charges is a disruptive offering for latency-sensitive or performance-driven organizations.”
Infomart Dallas has experienced rapid connectivity growth in its BMMR. Tenants connecting through the Dallas BMMR can access many carriers, including Unite Private Networks, Level 3 Communications, InnerCity FiberNet, Cogent Communications, WireStar Networks, Fibernet Direct and ServedBy the Net, as well as DE-CIX Dallas, at no monthly cross-connect fee.
The BMMR also enables connections between more than 75 network carriers and all colocation customers inside of the building. Infomart Dallas is the largest data center in Texas and the main connectivity hub for the Southern United States.
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