Infomart Data Centers Exceeds 2016 Growth Expectations and Celebrates Operational Milestones

Infomart Data Centers

Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, today recognizes a year of exemplary achievements in operations, innovation, and growth. In addition to several existing tenant expansions, Infomart added 25 new customers and completed over $120 million of development across its portfolio.

The main investment highlights include adding 8 MW of new capacity and 100,000 square-feet in Portland, beginning development of 6 MW of new capacity, as well as improving and re-commissioning 8 MW in Silicon Valley, and completing Phase 1 of a facility-wide security upgrade at Infomart Dallas.

Commenting on the development, John Sheputis, President of Infomart Data Centers said that 2016 was a remarkable year for Infomart. They have completed a record amount of development and we did so while maintaining our track record of zero SLA events since inception. The company had met the fast-scaling demands of several new tenants. Moreover, the projects implemented by the company included notable innovations in efficiency and sustainability.

As cloud usage reshapes the IT landscape, Infomart has become much more than an owner and manager of premier data center locations. We have established Infomart as an industry leader in enabling the most sustainable IT operations in the world.

In November, LinkedIn’s data center in Infomart Portland was awarded the Efficient IT (EIT) Stamp of Approval by Uptime Institute. The award certifies the organization’s sustainable leadership in IT, evidencing better control of how resources are both consumed and allocated.

The project, which went from concept to commissioning to hosting production IT operations within a year, included building construction, sustainably sourcing electricity, and installing a hyper-efficient cooling design to meet the client’s dynamic IT demand. This effort was the first enterprise colocation partnership to receive the Efficient IT Stamp of Approval, obtaining several of the highest scores ever awarded for efficiency and sustainable operations. Additionally, a 25,000-square-foot office lease at Infomart Portland added 125 staff to an existing tenant’s IT operations.

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Even with zero SLA events since inception, Infomart Silicon Valley implemented substantial improvements to further enhance the reliability and completed RackReady fit-outs for three new wholesale tenants. Capital enhancements included additional backup generation and UPS capacity for 2(N+1) reliability, with 8 MW of existing critical capacity being re-commissioned at a higher tier rating.

The facility also added multiple office suites to accommodate 25 new IT operations staff for new tenants. Some of the other improvements included a second network Meet-Me Room (MMR), and preparations for adding another 6 MW of new capacity in 2017. Last, but not least, Infomart Silicon Valley became the first facility in the world to become a three-time recipient of the Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval.

Infomart also completed significant, building-wide security enhancements to its iconic Dallas facility in 2016. This included a new Security Operations Center (SOC), updated access controls, additional surveillance capabilities and an expanded security staff.

Along with the physical security upgrades, building management also formed a Security Council with a group of representatives comprised of building tenants to collaborate on new access and visitor management policies and procedures.

Infomart Dallas also achieved several new industry certifications in 2016 including Uptime Institute’s M&O Stamp of Approval, SSAE 16 Type II, SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type II, PCI DSS and HIPAA/HITECH. With these enhanced features, the security at Infomart Dallas is now consistent with that of the world’s leading mega data centers.

In addition to exceeding its operational and growth milestones, Infomart clocked over 200,000 hours of construction in 2016 with zero OSHA recordable injuries throughout all construction and maintenance projects. Most notably, Infomart closed out the year at 70 percent occupancy within its operational facilities, and expects to bring an additional 12 MW of supply online in 2017, including Infomart’s entry into the Ashburn, VA market.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and currently part of MVP Reconnect program. He is also part of the prestigious ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com

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