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Latisys Continues Expansion of Northern Virginia Data Center

March 25, 2011 by  

Web Hosting BlogEnglewood, CO – 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 data center campus 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:
– Reduced TCO with elimination of capital expenditures – Rather than making capital investments in power, cooling, security and network access often required for a leased space, organizations can leverage Latisys’ investments in next-generation technologies, operational expertise and efficiencies, in addition to the data center infrastructure.
– Scalable HD power and N+1 cooling – Latisys’ expanded data center-as-a-service offering supports between 250 kilowatts to 2 megawatts of high-density, N+1 redundant power and efficient cooling with 36” raised floors and optional hot-aisle or cold-aisle containment.
– Network-neutral facility – The data center campus is geographically positioned in Ashburn for reliable connectivity, and features connections to multiple Tier 1 providers.
– State-of-the-art security – Each Latisys data center facility features multi-layered security systems, digital video surveillance, network monitors and a 24x7x365 fully manned Network Operations Center (NOC) that is tied to the national support team.

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.

About Latisys
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. As a data center-centric company, Latisys is quickly becoming the hosting and colocation company of choice for companies that demand more from their IT infrastructure partner.

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