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Switch and Data Announces Details of its Plan to Expand its Atlanta Data Center Capacity

November 3, 2009 by  

Webmaster News – Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of network-neutral data center and Internet exchange services, today announced details of its plan to expand its data center capacity in Atlanta with its new site at 180 Peachtree Street. The company is expanding to meet the growing demand from existing and new customers in the market. Switch and Data will interconnect this new site to its existing Atlanta site providing immediate access to multiple network service providers.

In September 2008, Switch and Data signed a lease for this site for total term of 15 years, including extensions. The new site is located in well interconnected building which is already in use for data center operations. This will add more than 79,000 gross square feet to Switch and Data’s Atlanta Metro data center capacity, bringing total gross square feet to 106,000 in this market. The Atlanta market is an important regional hub where network-centric companies such as network service providers, content providers, and emerging technology start-ups interconnect their networks, store information, and distribute content to their customers.

The site will be built to the Tier III Uptime Institutes’ standards, which include full N+1 redundancy for the UPS, generator and cooling infrastructures. It will be provided with 24×7 security and remote technical support. The site will be built out in phases, in pace with customer demand. Phase one will provide 500 cabinet equivalents of capacity and is expected to be open for customers in the 3rd quarter of 2010. The site will yield a total of 1,450 cabinet equivalents when all phases are complete.

“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,” said Ernie Sampera, Sr. VP of Marketing, Switch and Data. “Our Atlanta market expansion builds on our plan to help our customers accelerate their Internet-centric businesses with high performance and availability.”

The company will also offer its PAIX® Internet exchange service in its new Atlanta site. PAIX pioneered commercial Internet exchange and provides a simple and cost effective way for Internet service providers (ISPs), telecommunications companies, and content providers to peer their IP traffic to enhance performance and reduce cost. Switch and Data will offer distributed peering between its Atlanta Metro Area locations to maximize its customers’ opportunities to reach important networks, partners and customers.

About Switch and Data
Switch and Data is a premier provider of network-neutral data centers that house, power and interconnect the Internet. Leading content companies, enterprises and communications service providers rely on Switch and Data to connect to customers and exchange Internet traffic. Switch and Data has built a reputation for world-class service, delivered across the broadest colocation footprint and richest network of interconnections in North America. Switch and Data operates 34 sites in the U.S. and Canada, provides one of the highest customer satisfaction scores for technical and engineering support in the industry, and is home to PAIX® — the world’s first commercial Internet exchange.

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