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      The Flagship Series: New York & New Jersey Data Center Market Overview


      The New York city metro area—the largest in the U.S.— requires a robust data center market to readily deliver service to 20.1 million people living in the area. The market is being driven by the financial, healthcare, media and technology industries, all looking for hybrid solutions to get the most out of their infrastructures.

      The data center market in this region was initially dominated by large enterprises who operated their own facilities, but the financial crash in 2009 spurred data center providers to search the area for space and opportunities. Since then, the market has begun to stabilize, with users weighing the pros and cons of deploying off-premise infrastructure solutions in Manhattan or New Jersey. In 2018, New York’s MW net absorption rate stood at 1.2, while New Jersey’s MW absorption rate stood at 4.8, according to JLL.

      In Manhattan, data centers are typically built in high-rises and older buildings that have been converted to meet security and redundancy needs. Providers are focused on upgrading these buildings to meet ever changing and increasing security needs. In New Jersey, a mix of turnkey and shell space, allows the market to meet hyperscale and enterprise needs.

      For those considering northern New Jersey, specifically, its proximity to New York City, strong infrastructure and pro-business climate are all appealing factors. But no matter which location users choose to deploy, the region as a whole benefits from a strong infrastructure for connectivity due to demands of the businesses headquartered in the area.

      Considering New York or New Jersey for a colocation, network or cloud solution? Read on to learn why we’re confident you’ll call INAP your future partner in this competitive market.

      INAP’s Presence in the New York and New Jersey Data Center Market

      INAP has seven data centers and points of presence in the New York/New Jersey metro area, with our flagship facility located in Secaucus, N.J., at 1 Enterprise Avenue.

      The 101,000 square-foot flagship data center is designed with Tier 3 compliant attributes and offers high-density configurations including cages, cabinets and suites. Break rooms, meetings rooms and dedicated works areas are also available at the facility. Strategically located outside of a 500-year flood plain and seismic zones, our flagship offers the high availability you need to stay connected to your users.

      INAP’s New York metro data centers give you a connection to London, Boston, Montreal, Chicago and Washington D.C. through our high-capacity private fiber backbone. INAP Performance IP® and Connectivity Solutions product suite provide high availability and scalable connectivity services across our global network.

      Average latency benchmarks on the backbone connection from Secaucus:

      • London: Under 78.0 ms
      • Boston: Under 7.3 ms
      • Chicago: Under 22.0 ms
      • Washington D.C.: 7.0 ms

      Download the spec sheet on our New York and New Jersey data centers and POPs here [PDF].

      The Secaucus flagship also includes the following features:

      • Power and Space: 20 MW of utility power, 36-inch raised floor, fully integrated critical infrastructure monitoring
      • Energy Efficient Cooling: 1,200 tons of cooling capacity and N+1 with concurrent maintainability
      • Security: 24/7/365 onsite staff, video surveillance, key card and secondary biometric authentication
      • Network: INAP Performance IP® and Metro Connect fiber to enable high performance connectivity in metro market
      • Compliance: PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOC 2 Type II, LEED, Green Globes and ENERGY STAR

      Download the spec sheet on our Secaucus flagship here [PDF].

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      Spend Portability Appeals for Future-Proofing Infrastructure

      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.

      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.  

      There are a variety of business cases for Interchange, including a move from colocation 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 strategic shift. For example, a company based in an INAP data center in New Jersey 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.

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

      Gain an Edge with INAP’s Connectivity Solutions

      In a metro area that boasts a strong infrastructure, INAP’s connectivity solutions and global network can give you the boost you need to outpace your competition. By joining us in our New Jersey flagship or New York 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. This proprietary technology automatically puts your outbound traffic on the best-performing route. Once you’re plugged into the INAP network, you don’t have to do anything to see the difference. Learn more about Performance IP® by reading up on the demo and trying it out yourself with a destination test.

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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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