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      The Flagship Series: INAP Dallas Data Centers


      Dallas is one of the top three data center markets in the U.S., coming in third just behind Northern Virginia and Phoenix for net absorption rates in 2018[i]. And with favorable business taxes, low power costs, low risk for disasters and the availability of trained professionals, it’s no wonder why this market is so popular.

      The major industries in Dallas include Defense, Finance, Information Technology, Data, Telecommunications and Transportation, and are  driving the growth seen in the data center space.. According to JLL, enterprise transactions primarily make up the demand , especially as more companies shift their workloads to off-premise multi-tenant data centers. However, there is chatter that hyperscalers are eyeing the area, and this is something experts are watching closely.

      Dallas has also become a destination market as enterprise demand moves out of more expensive markets. It’s appealing to companies looking to be centrally located, and Data Center Hawk notes that the affordable real estate prices and tax incentives are a draw.

      CBRE notes that, with the growth and absorption seen in Dallas, the land market for data centers is becoming much more competitive, and it’s anticipated that demand will continue to grow as “AI, automation, IoT, 5G, cloud, gaming and automotive advances” drive new technology requirements.

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

      Get the Best of the Dallas Data Center Market with INAP

      Ideal for high-density colocation, INAP’s Dallas Data Centers are strategically positioned to leverage the benefits of the region and to offer customers the connectivity they desire. Our flagship, located in Plano, is connected to our downtown data center and POP on a private fiber ring. Customers also have the benefit of connection to all our U.S. POPs and direct connections on our high-performance backbone to to Atlanta, Washington D.C., Chicago, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Phoenix.

      Latency benchmarks on the backbone connection from Dallas:

      • Atlanta: Under 21ms
      • Washington, D.C.: Under 33ms
      • Chicago (using CHG): Under 26ms
      • Silicon Valley (using Santa Clara): Under 40ms
      • Los Angeles (using LAX): Under 35ms
      • Phoenix: Under 29ms

      You can rest assured that your data and equipment will be secure in our data centers, with Tier 3 compliant attributes, 24/7/365 onsite personnel and 24/7/365 NOC and onsite engineers with remote hands available. The Dallas data centers are also located outside of flood plain and seismic zones.

      At a glance, our Dallas Data Centers feature:

      • Power: 5 MW of power capacity, 20+ kW per cabinet
      • Space: Over 110,000 square feet of leased space with capacity for 72,000 square feet of raised floor
      • Facilities: Tier 3 compliant attributes, located outside of flood plain and seismic zones
      • Energy Efficient Cooling: 1,500 tons of cooling capacity, N+1 with concurrent maintainability
      • Security: 24/7/365 onsite staff, video surveillance, key card and biometric authentication
      • Compliance: PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOC 2 Type II, LEED Green Globes and ENERGY STAR

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

      On top of the features at both Dallas-area data centers, our Flagship Data Center in Plano features:

      • 2 individual utility feeds each from a separate distribution stations on a priority Hospital utility grid
      • 2 diverse independent fiber feeds with 4 fiber vaults into the facility with 2 Meet Me Rooms
      • Suited for deployments of 250kw and up
      • Metro Connect fiber enables high performance connectivity in metro market

      Download the spec sheet for our flagship in Plano, Texas, here [PDF].

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      Connect with INAP, Connect with the World

      By joining us in our Dallas data centers, you join INAP’s global network, which includes more than 600,000 square feet of leasable data center space and is woven together by our high-performance network backbone and route optimization engine. Our high-capacity network backbone and one-of-a-kind, latency-killing Performance IP® solution is available to all customers, including those in our Dallas data centers. Once you’re plugged into the INAP network, you don’t have to do anything to see the difference.

      Across INAP’s extensive network, our proprietary Performance IP® technology makes a daily average of 1.1 million optimizations per Point of Presence. It automatically puts your outbound traffic on the best-performing route. With INAP’s network, you never have to choose between reliability, connectivity and speed. Learn more about Performance IP® by checking out the video below or test out the solution for yourself by running a destination test.

       

      Dallas is also one of the metro areas in INAP’s network that benefits from Metro Connect, which helps you avoid single points of failure on our high-capacity metro network rings. Metro Connect provides multiple points of egress for your traffic and is Performance IP® enabled. Metro rings are built on dark fiber and use state-of-the-art networking gear.

      [i] DFW Ranks as Second Largest Data Center Market After 53 MW Added to Inventory in 2018, CBRE

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      The Flagship Series: INAP Boston Data Center and POPs


      Boston, Massachusetts is one of America’s oldest cities and the largest city in New England. Beantown is known for many things, including Fenway Park, the Boston Marathon, the American Revolution. And … colocation data centers? Okay, fine—that last item might not make the cut of a Boston Trip Advisor list anytime soon, but the data center market in the nation’s tenth largest metro area is stacked with Tier 3 facilities offering high-performance colocation solutions.

      Home to some of the nation’s most prestigious universities, Boston is at the forefront of research and development in a number of growing industries. Software, biotech and health care industries also figure prominently in the area’s economy. When these institutions are looking to cut costs and improve operations by moving their infrastructures off-premise, what is the deciding factor in going with colocation in Boston, rather than cloud in New York or elsewhere? Cloud vs. colocation is a common debate when looking to move off-premise, and choosing to go with either—or both—is a decision to be made based on your applications and IT infrastructure model.

      For companies looking to reside in close proximity to their data, needing a top-tier facility and demanding full control and ownership of the infrastructure stack, colocation is and will remain a popular solution. And Boston colocation options meet the needs of the local industries.

      Wholesale providers competing in this area are also seeing demand from Big Data analytics and high-performance computing markets, according to a Data Center Frontier.

      Are you considering Boston colocation for an off-premise move or need an upgrade over your existing environment? There are several reasons why we’re confident you’ll call INAP your future partner in this market.

      INAP’s Presence in Boston and Beyond

      We offer two POPs on a fiber ring through the metro area that connect to our Boston flagship. The data center provides a backbone connection to New York, Chicago and Montreal through our private fiber. INAP’s data center is positioned to support the growth in research and development in the city and region.

      With INAP, you can expect more from your data center. Designed with Tier 3 compliant attributes, our Boston data center is concurrently maintainable and energy efficient, which is important in markets like Boston. We offer high-density configurations, including cages, cabinets and private suites, which are fully integrated with critical infrastructure monitoring.

      Our Boston-area flagship is strategically located 10 minutes from downtown and Logan International Airport, outside of flood plains and seismic zones to help give you extra peace of mind. You’ll also find NOC and onsite engineers 24/7/365, with remote hands available. They’re dedicated to keeping your infrastructure online, secure and always operating at peak efficiency.

      At a glance, our Boston Data Center features:

      • Power: 6 MW of power capacity, 20+ kW per cabinet
      • Space: Over 45,000 square feet of leased space with 28,000 square feet of raised floor
      • Facilities: Tier 3 compliant attributes, located outside of flood plain and seismic zones
      • Energy Efficient Cooling: 1,600 tons of cooling capacity, N+1 with concurrent maintainability
      • Security: 24/7/365 onsite staff, video surveillance, key card and biometric authentication
      • Compliance: PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOC 2 Type II and annual independent compliance audits

      Download the Boston Center spec sheet here [PDF].

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      INAP’s Private Data Center Suites

      Boston is just one of INAP’s 11 locations offering Private Data Center Suites. Our private suites offer custom-built wholesale colocation solutions in Tier 3-design facilities. We support custom deployments of 250kW and up in state-of-the-art data centers equipped with redundant UPS and cooling infrastructure, advanced security features and premium amenities.

      These fully customizable colocation solutions provide access to INAP’s high-capacity network backbone and one-of-a-kind, latency-killing Performance IP® solution. Learn more about the INAP’s Private Data Center Suites here.

      INAP Interchange for Boston Colocation

      Considering Boston for colocation, but not sure where your future will take you? With INAP’s global footprint, which includes more than 600,000 square feet of leasable data center space, you’ll have access to data centers woven together by our high-performance network backbone and route optimization engine, ensuring your environment can connect everywhere, faster.

      With INAP Interchange, a spend portability program available to new colocation or cloud customers, you can switch infrastructure solutions—dollar for dollar—part-way through your contract. This will help you avoid environment lock-in and achieve current IT infrastructure goals while providing the flexibility to adapt for whatever comes next.

      INAP Colocation, Bare Metal and Private Cloud solutions are eligible for the Interchange program. Chat with us to learn more about these services, and how spend portability can benefit your infrastructure solution.

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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.

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      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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