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Data Center Knowledge: Latisys Adding More Space, Power at California Campus



Latisys Adding More Space, Power at California Campus
By Jason Verge

Latisys is expanding its west coast hub, adding 12,000 square feet of raised floor and 1.8 megawatts of power to its OC2 data center in Irvine, California, which currently features 20 megawatts of power capacity and 93,000 square feet of data center space. The new space is expected to be available to customers by the end of the second quarter of 2013.

In addition, Latisys also announced that it has purchased its OC1 data center, a 50,000 square foot facility next door to OC2, in a strategic move to control existing assets for the long term.

“Southern California continues to grow as a destination of choice for outsourced IT infrastructure services and as a gateway to Asia Pacific,” said Tom Panarisi, Regional Sales Director for Latisys. “Latisys has been an active participant in the Orange County business community for several years and we take our role as the region’s trusted provider for outsourced IT solutions very seriously. We have come to know the most dynamic large and mid-size enterprises—not just in Orange County but across the U.S.—and we are proud to serve as an extension of any organization’s critical IT team.”

National Demand for IaaS Solutions

Latisys’ growth in Southern California reflects increasing national market demand for data center, hosting and cloud services, with Gartner predicting the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market will grow by 47.8% through 2015.

The Irvine data center serves as the west coast hub of Latisys’ national IT Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform – which also includes Denver as an ideal disaster recovery site, along with Chicago and Northern Virginia as gateways to Europe and Latin America.

“Every day we see accelerating demand for high performance, highly secure, hybrid Infrastructure as a Service,” said Pete Stevenson, CEO of Latisys. “And because that demand is national, Latisys continues to invest in our platform so we can ensure that businesses continue to have multi-site deployments across most flexible, secure and resilient infrastructure solutions optimized for today, and scalable for tomorrow.”

Latisys’ national expansion has been ongoing through 2012 and into 2013.  Recent announcements include DEN2—Latisys’ newest state-of-the-art data center in Denver— along with the DC5 and CHI2 data centers that added an additional 22,000 and 10,000 sq. ft. of secure, ultra high-density raised floor in Northern Virginia and Chicago respectively.  Latisys’ total data center platform now exceeds 343,000 square feet across seven data centers in four major markets.

OC2 is tied directly to a variety of fiber carriers, monitored 24x7x365 by on-site NOC personnel and systems, and operated under SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3 audited controls.

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