Switch and Data expands Seattle data center

January 23, 2009 -- Data center and Internet exchange services provider Switch and Data has expanded its data center in Seattle, adding nearly 9,000 gross square feet of additional capacity to an existing site. The expansion raises the company's data center capacity to 65,000 gross square feet.

January 23, 2009 -- Data center and Internet exchange services provider Switch and Data has expanded its data center in Seattle, adding nearly 9,000 gross square feet of additional capacity to an existing site. The expansion raises the company's data center capacity to 65,000 gross square feet.

The Seattle site is housed in a carrier hotel, the Westin Building, at 2001 Sixth Avenue. More than 20 different networks have a physical presence in Switch and Data's four suites in the building. These range from national and international providers to regional metro providers.

The 34-story Westin Building was built in 1981 and contains approximately 185,000 square feet of technical space including col-ocation space and meeting rooms to support its communications and technology tenants. Switch and Data operates sites in two Seattle locations, The Westin Building and The Securities Building Technology Center at 1914 Third Avenue. The company has interconnected its two Seattle sites to increase connectivity options for its customers.

"Switch and Data facilities give our customers access to a critical mass of network and bandwidth providers across the broadest footprint of key communications hub markets in North America," comments Ernie Sampera, senior VP of marketing at Switch and Data. "Our Seattle market expansion builds on our plan to help our customers accelerate their Internet-centric businesses with high performance and availability."

The Westin Building data center expansion can supply more than 200 watts per square foot of power and cooling capacity. The site was completed in December and was the final project in Switch and Data's 2008 capacity expansion plan.

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