image alt tag

Colocube opening new data center

By Donna Donowitz
January 26, 2011
Colocube has announced plans to open a new data center in light of growing demands for enterprise class cloud computing and managed services solutions. The new data center will be located in the Equinix Internet Business Exchange Facility in Atlanta. Colocube already has another data center at Carrier Hotel.

The Carrier Hotel data center was built as a SAS70 Type II certified facility, and the new data center will be based primarily on infrastructure already in place at the Equinix site. This will allow Colocube to leverage the Platform Equinix data center architecture, physical security systems and infrastructure redundancy built into the Equinix facility to reach a global audience.

The company's data center update comes after experiencing significant growth because more companies are deploying cloud services. As a result, Colocube is responding by opening the new data center to enhance its ability to handle growing networking, security and data storage needs.

"We have experienced explosive growth in cloud services as enterprises have realized benefits with cloud-based infrastructures, and we are expanding our footprint in Atlanta to support that demand," said Fred Tanzella, CEO of Colocube.

Tanzella also said the company's growth and increased data center need has developed from its success offering vendor neutral cloud and virtualization options. As a result, the company's services have developed into an op-ex expense for its customers, offering them high levels of security and reliability.

Overall, Colocube provides customers with enterprise class solutions for off-premise networking, storage, IP and IT infrastructure systems. This can be accomplished because the company has deployed a diverse range of data centers with varied technologies, allowing them to reach a wide, global audience with a diverse range of needs.

According to a recent report from DatacenterDynamics Focus, Washington is currently building a new data center in Olympia that will be vastly larger than its current needs. The report said a third-party consultancy assessed the construction and said the new building could be used to host another organization's data center if the business would be willing to invest in the infrastructure necessary to use the space.

Joanne Todd, spokeswoman for Washington's Department of Information Services, told the news source the state decided to build for the future when a third-party consultancy recommended constructing two data centers that would be fully utilized, and two others that are just shells to be filled as new needs arise.


Have a Question? Chat with a live Product Specialist!

Have a Question?

We can provide more information about our products or arrange for a price quotation.

email-icon Send an Email
contactus-icon Send an Email callus-icon Call Us

Send us an Email