Latisys Continues Expansion of Northern Virginia Data Center Campus To Meet Enterprise Demand For HD Power, Cooling and Space
Company also expands data center-as-a-service offering to meet large enterprise and public sector needs for colocation, managed services and disaster recovery solutions
Englewood, CO (March 24, 2011) – To meet a growing need for data center power, cooling and space in the market, Latisys today announced a significant expansion to its Ashburn, Virginia data center campus that includes 14 megawatts of additional power and 26,000 square feet of new, available raised floor space. The company also announced a new data center-as-a-service offering optimized specifically for large enterprises, public sector organizations and service providers throughout Greater Washington that have significant requirements for high-density (HD) data center power, cooling and capacity.
Commissioning 14 Megawatts of new HD data center colocation power uniquely positions Latisys with available inventory for enterprise IT infrastructure requirements. In addition to the Ashburn expansion, which is implemented on similar designs to its growing Chicago and Irvine data centers, Latisys is able to deliver flexible deployments which can scale to an average of 220 watts per square foot and also tie customer infrastructure seamlessly into the company’s disaster recovery solutions.
“We continue to see customers express the need to ensure built-in expansion capacity to meet their own internal growth while also retaining the flexibility to keep pace with the evolution of compute, storage and network technologies” said David Haskell, Washington, D.C. Regional Sales Director, Latisys. “By implementing high density power and cooling capacity, and delivering a flexible data center-as-a-service offering to enable larger private and public sector entities to meet evolving IT requirements, customers can eliminate scalability and reliability issues.”
New data center-as-a-service offering
In addition to the expanded physical space and power, Latisys announced an enhanced data center-as-a-service offering for large enterprises and service providers with significant HD power and cooling needs. Latisys’ private data center suites now available at the Ashburn Data Center Campus provide approximately 3,500 square feet and between 250 kilowatts to 2 megawatts of HD power as well as N+1 cooling and the ability to scale to meet the growing needs of these enterprises.
Unlike the traditional wholesale data center’s model of a triple net lease, which requires companies to lease space at a data center facility and then potentially invest capital and additional personnel to run operations, Latisys’ data center-as-a-service offering eliminates capital expenditures for the enterprise by delivering complete IT infrastructure solutions – including the necessary power, cooling and physical security – as a service rather than lease. As a result, enterprises can turn to the Latisys-Ashburn data center campus to achieve in-demand benefits, including:
The Ashburn Data Center Campus is a key component of Latisys’ national footprint that covers all U.S. time zones – and gateways into the Asia Pacific and Europe – delivering unmatched scalability and multi-site redundancy to enterprise customers whether they want to off-premise, off-load or optimize their IT infrastructure management.
Latisys is a leading national provider of colocation, managed hosting, managed services and disaster recovery solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage serving business customers since 1994, and multiple high-density, SAS70 Type II compliant data centers across the United States, Latisys offers scalable outsourced IT infrastructure management solutions that provide customers what they need, when they need it. The firm’s new, state-of-the-art Tier III data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia compliments existing facility operations in Chicago, Denver and Irvine, California. Call 1-866-956-9594 for additional information.