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      The Flagship Series: INAP Atlanta Data Center Market Overview


      Atlanta is the Southeast’s leading economic hub. It may be the ninth largest metro-area in the U.S., but it ranks in the top five markets for bandwidth access, in the top three for headquarters of Fortune 500 companies and is home to the world’s busiest airport[i]. It should be no surprise that Atlanta is also popular and growing destination for data centers.

      There’s plenty about Atlanta that is attractive to businesses looking for data center space. Atlanta is favorable for its low power costs, low risk for natural disasters and pro-business climate. The major industries in Atlanta include technology, mobility and IoT, bioscience, supply chain and manufacturing.

      Low power and high connectivity are strong factors driving data center growth in this area. On average, the cost of power is under five cents per kilowatt-hour, a cost even more favorable than the 5.2 cents per kWh in Northern Virginia—the U.S.’s No. 1 data center market. Atlanta is on an Integrated Transmission System (ITS) for power, meaning all providers have access to the same grid, ensuring that transmission is efficient and reliable, according to Georgia Transmission Corp.

      Noted in the Newmark Knight Frank, 2Q18—Atlanta Data Center Market Trends report, the City of Atlanta is invested in becoming a sustainable smart city. Plans include a Smart City Command Center at Georgia Tech’s High Performance Computing Center and a partnership with Google Fiber.

      Economic incentives also aid Atlanta’s data center market growth. According to Bisnoow, legislators in Georgia passed House Bill 696, giving “data center operators a sales and use tax break on the expensive equipment installed in their facilities.” This incentive extends to 2028 and providers have taken notice. 451 Research noted that if all the providers who have declared plans to build follow through, Atlanta will overtake Dallas for the No. 3 spot for data center growth.

      Considering Atlanta for a colocation, network or cloud solution? There are several reasons why we’re confident you’ll call INAP your future partner in this growing market.

      The INAP Atlanta Data Center Difference

      With a choice of providers in this thriving metro, why choose INAP?

      Our Atlanta Data Centers—one located downtown and the other on the perimeter of the city—offer a reliable, high-performing backbone connection to Washington, D.C. and Dallas through our private fiber. INAP customers in these flagship data centers avoid single points of failure with our high-capacity metro network rings. Metro Connect provides multiple points of egress for traffic and is Performance IP® enabled. The metro rings are built on dark fiber and use state-of-the-art networking gear from Ciena.

      Atlanta Data Centers ACS Building
      Our downtown Atlanta flagship data center.

      These flagship data centers offer cages, cabinets and private suites, all housed under facilities designed with Tier 3 compliant attributes. For customers looking to manage largescale deployments, Atlanta is a great fit—our private colocation suites give the flexibility they need. And for customers looking to reduce their footprint, our high-density data centers allow them to fit more gear into a smaller space.

      To find a best-fit configuration within the data center, customers can work with INAP’s expert support technicians to adopt the optimal architecture specific to the needs of their applications. Engineers are onsite in the Atlanta data centers and are dedicated to keeping your infrastructure online, secure and always operating at peak efficiency.

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      INAP’s extensive product portfolio supports businesses and allows customers to customize their infrastructure environments.

      At a glance, our Atlanta Data Centers feature:

      • Power: 8 MW of power capacity, 20+ kW per cabinet
      • Space: Over 200,000 square feet of leased space with 45,000 square feet of raised floor
      • Facilities: Tier 3 compliant attributes, located outside of flood plain and seismic zones
      • Energy Efficient Cooling: 4,205 tons of cooling capacity, N+1 with concurrent maintainability
      • Security: 24/7/365 onsite staff, video surveillance, key card and biometric authentication
      • Network: INAP Performance IP® mix, carrier-neutral connectivity, geographic redundancy
      • Compliance: PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOC 2 Type II, Green Globes and ENERGY STAR

      Download the Atlanta Data Center spec sheet here [PDF].

      INAP’s Content Delivery Network Performs with 18 Edge Locations

      Atlanta is one of INAPs’ 18 high-capacity CDN edge locations. Our Content Delivery Network substantially improves end users’ online experience for our customers, regardless of their distance from the content’s origin server. We also have 100 global POPs to support this network.

      Content is delivered along the lowest-latency path—from the origin sever, to the edge, to the user—using INAP’s proven and patented route-optimization technology. We also use GeoDNS technology, which identifies user longitude-latitude and directs requests to the nearest INAP CDN cache, for seamless delivery.

      INAP’s CDN also gives customers control of all aspects of content caching at their CDN edges—automated purges, cache warming, cache bypass, connection limits, request disabling, URL token stripping and much more.

      Learn more about the INAP’s CDN here.

      [i] Newmark Knight Frank, 2Q18 – Atlanta Data Center Market Trends

       

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      The Flagship Series: INAP Los Angeles Data Centers


      The Los Angeles data center market is in high demand. Facilities in the second-largest U.S. metro area provide important points of interconnection to data centers in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Silicon Valley, and are vital to supporting the needs of the entertainment, technology, aerospace and biomedical industries.

      To manage colocation environments and reduce latency for end users, data center customers want to be close to their infrastructure and thus are increasingly in search of centrally located real estate. What’s more, L.A. is a key network gateway to Asia Pacific users, boasting some of the most interconnected internet exchange points in the world.

      High demand, however, has resulted in capacity constraints. The L.A. data center market is seeing low vacancy rates and limited construction of new data center space, with only 9.0 MW under construction and only 6.0 MW planned at the end of 2018, according to a recent report from JLL. In comparison, nearby data center hub Phoenix saw 45.0 MW of new space, with 299.8 MW planned. Northern California saw 42.0 MW under construction over this same time period.

      One reason for the limited capacity is the cost of power, partially due to older grids. In markets seeing booming data center growth, energy costs are often half of what customers will see in the L.A. area. However, that desire to be close to the infrastructure, as well as to key network exchanges, will be enough to drive demand for the foreseeable future.

      When deploying in a competitive market like Los Angeles, enterprises must make the most of their data center investment by choosing a provider that can effectively meet unique performance needs and provide an energy efficient environment.

      Considering Los Angeles for a colocation, network or cloud solution? There are several reasons why we’re confident you’ll call INAP your future partner in this competitive market.

      INAP L.A. Data Centers Deliver High-Performance, High-Efficiency Colocation and Network Solutions

      INAP has six data centers and points of presence in the Los Angeles metro area, with our flagship facility located in Redondo Beach at 3690 Redondo Beach Avenue.

      The 105,000 square-foot flagship data center is designed with Tier 3 compliant attributes and offers high-density configurations including cages, cabinets and suites. Each rack offers high power density of 20 kW or more.

      INAP’s L.A. locations connect to Dallas, Phoenix and Silicon Valley through our high-capacity private fiber backbone. The INAP Performance IP® and Connectivity Solutions product suite provides high availability and scalable connectivity services across our global network. Customers can build the high-performance network their applications and users demand.

      The flagship also includes the following features:

      • Power and Space: 4 MW of utility power, 36-inch raised floor, fully integrated critical infrastructure monitoring
      • Facilities: Break rooms, meeting rooms, onsite engineers with remote hands
      • Energy Efficient Cooling: 300 tons of cooling capacity and N+1 with concurrent maintainability
      • Security: 24/7/365 onsite staff, video surveillance, key card and biometric authentication
      • Network: INAP Performance IP® and Connectivity Solutions
      • Compliance: SOC 2 Type II, PCI DSS, HIPAA, Green Globes

      Our recently announced expansion to this data center will offer additional benefits to customers and more space in a market hungry for it.

      Redondo Beach Data Center Expansion

      “Driven by high demand and capacity constraints in the L.A. market, we have seen accelerated growth in our L.A. Flagship dating back to the end of 2017,” said Andrew Day, Chief Operating Officer of INAP. “The expansion illustrates INAP’s unique ability to provide comprehensive, high-performance data center, cloud and network solutions.”

      The data center expansion will begin with a build-out of an additional 12,000 square feet of sellable space. After the build-out, the following phases will add modular infrastructure deployments contingent on customer loads. The expanded facility will use efficient mechanical design combined with an optimized UPS deployment. Total critical power capacity will increase from 1.4 MW to 3.2 MW to support new customer deployments and existing customer growth.

      To help address the cost of power, energy efficiency is of the utmost importance. The expansion to the Redondo Beach  facility will increase energy efficiency to 1.3 PEU effectiveness, a level above the national average of 1.67.

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      Spend Portability Meets Changing User Demands

      Organizations need the ability to be agile as their needs change. With INAP Interchange, there’s no need to worry about getting locked into a long-term infrastructure solution that might not be the right fit years down the road.

      There are a variety of business cases for Interchange, including a move from a colocation facility to a bare metal or private cloud environment, or a re-deploy of applications to a new hosted environment. Geographic flexibility is a common reason for a tactical shift. For example, a company based in an INAP data center in L.A. may see an increase for demand in its SaaS solution in in the Southeastern U.S. To be closer to its customers, the company can shift to a custom-engineered solution in one of INAP’s two Flagship data centers in Atlanta.

      Colocation, Bare Metal and Private Cloud solutions are eligible for Interchange. The program allows customers to exchange infrastructure environments a year (or later) into their contract so that they can focus on current-state IT needs while knowing they will be able to adapt for future-state realities.  

      You can learn more about the INAP Interchange by downloading the FAQ.

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      The Flagship Series: INAP Los Angeles Data Centers


      The Los Angeles data center market is in high demand. Facilities in the second-largest U.S. metro area provide important points of interconnection to data centers in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Silicon Valley, and are vital to supporting the needs of the entertainment, technology, aerospace and biomedical industries.

      To manage colocation environments and reduce latency for end users, data center customers want to be close to their infrastructure and thus are increasingly in search of centrally located real estate. What’s more, L.A. is a key network gateway to Asia Pacific users, boasting some of the most interconnected internet exchange points in the world.

      High demand, however, has resulted in capacity constraints. The L.A. data center market is seeing low vacancy rates and limited construction of new data center space, with only 9.0 MW under construction and only 6.0 MW planned at the end of 2018, according to a recent report from JLL. In comparison, nearby data center hub Phoenix saw 45.0 MW of new space, with 299.8 MW planned. Northern California saw 42.0 MW under construction over this same time period.

      One reason for the limited capacity is the cost of power, partially due to older grids. In markets seeing booming data center growth, energy costs are often half of what customers will see in the L.A. area. However, that desire to be close to the infrastructure, as well as to key network exchanges, will be enough to drive demand for the foreseeable future.

      When deploying in a competitive market like Los Angeles, enterprises must make the most of their data center investment by choosing a provider that can effectively meet unique performance needs and provide an energy efficient environment.

      Considering Los Angeles for a colocation, network or cloud solution? There are several reasons why we’re confident you’ll call INAP your future partner in this competitive market.

      INAP L.A. Data Centers Deliver High-Performance, High-Efficiency Colocation and Network Solutions

      INAP has six data centers and points of presence in the Los Angeles metro area, with our flagship facility located in Redondo Beach at 3690 Redondo Beach Avenue.

      The 105,000 square-foot flagship data center is designed with Tier 3 compliant attributes and offers high-density configurations including cages, cabinets and suites. Each rack offers high power density of 20 kW or more.

      INAP’s L.A. locations connect to Dallas, Phoenix and Silicon Valley through our high-capacity private fiber backbone. The INAP Performance IP® and Connectivity Solutions product suite provides high availability and scalable connectivity services across our global network. Customers can build the high-performance network their applications and users demand.

      The flagship also includes the following features:

      • Power and Space: 4 MW of utility power, 36-inch raised floor, fully integrated critical infrastructure monitoring
      • Facilities: Break rooms, meeting rooms, onsite engineers with remote hands
      • Energy Efficient Cooling: 300 tons of cooling capacity and N+1 with concurrent maintainability
      • Security: 24/7/365 onsite staff, video surveillance, key card and biometric authentication
      • Network: INAP Performance IP® and Connectivity Solutions
      • Compliance: SOC 2 Type II, PCI DSS, HIPAA, Green Globes

      Our recently announced expansion to this data center will offer additional benefits to customers and more space in a market hungry for it.

      Redondo Beach Data Center Expansion

      “Driven by high demand and capacity constraints in the L.A. market, we have seen accelerated growth in our L.A. Flagship dating back to the end of 2017,” said Andrew Day, Chief Operating Officer of INAP. “The expansion illustrates INAP’s unique ability to provide comprehensive, high-performance data center, cloud and network solutions.”

      The data center expansion will begin with a build-out of an additional 12,000 square feet of sellable space. After the build-out, the following phases will add modular infrastructure deployments contingent on customer loads. The expanded facility will use efficient mechanical design combined with an optimized UPS deployment. Total critical power capacity will increase from 1.4 MW to 3.2 MW to support new customer deployments and existing customer growth.

      To help address the cost of power, energy efficiency is of the utmost importance. The expansion to the Redondo Beach  facility will increase energy efficiency to 1.3 PEU effectiveness, a level above the national average of 1.67.

      CHAT NOW

      Spend Portability Meets Changing User Demands

      Organizations need the ability to be agile as their needs change. With INAP Interchange, there’s no need to worry about getting locked into a long-term infrastructure solution that might not be the right fit years down the road.

      There are a variety of business cases for Interchange, including a move from a colocation facility to a bare metal or private cloud environment, or a re-deploy of applications to a new hosted environment. Geographic flexibility is a common reason for a tactical shift. For example, a company based in an INAP data center in L.A. may see an increase for demand in its SaaS solution in in the Southeastern U.S. To be closer to its customers, the company can shift to a custom-engineered solution in one of INAP’s two Flagship data centers in Atlanta.

      Colocation, Bare Metal and Private Cloud solutions are eligible for Interchange. The program allows customers to exchange infrastructure environments a year (or later) into their contract so that they can focus on current-state IT needs while knowing they will be able to adapt for future-state realities.  

      You can learn more about the INAP Interchange by downloading the FAQ.

      Laura Vietmeyer


      READ MORE



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