Denver Data Center Market Sees Considerable Growth

Mike Allen
January 22, 2014

"The Rocky Mountain region has become a hotbed of data center activity recently, with several companies expanding their service footprints with new facilities or additions to existing structures.

ViaWest is among the organizations that grew its presence in the Colorado region with its fifth area colocation data center, dubbed Compark. The building process will include specifications for Tier IV design certification from the Uptime Institute for failure preventive components and redundancy. The new location has 210,000 square feet in total, with 140,000 square feet of raised floor space and a power usage effectiveness rating of 1.2.

ViaWest said the new data center was constructed to provide better area access to a variety of data center services, including cloud infrastructure resources, wholesale and retail colocation, managed options and compliance solutions.

Colocation and data center services provider FORTRUST was also recently recognized by the Uptime Institute for its Tier III design. The certification came part of the company's newest modular expansion at its Denver facility.

""The Tier III design certification substantiates the expected reliability of our newest phase of modular expansion in our Denver data center,"" said Rob McClary, FORTRUST senior vice president and general manager.

The aim of the addition is to provide ""on-demand"" space and capacity to the colocation facility. For the modular expansion, FORTRUST utilized IO.Anywhere data center modules to have a scalable, high density environment.

CoreSite Realty Corporation also expanded capacity in Colorado with the renewal of its lease at its data center facility DE1. With the agreement, CoreSite is now able to remain in control of the property until 2024, and plans to boost computing capacity at the site. The facility is one of the most interconnected data centers in the area and serves to support rising customer demands for CoreSite's Mesh services.

""We look forward to further enabling our customers in the region to propel revenue growth through expanded capacity, connectivity and extensive communities of networks, cloud service providers, content organizations and enterprises,"" said CoreSite CEO Tom Ray."



    Mike Allen

    "The Rocky Mountain region has become a hotbed of data center activity recently, with several companies expanding their service footprints with new facilities or additions to existing structures. ViaWest is among the organizations that grew its presence in the Colorado region with its fifth area colocation data center, dubbed Compark. ...

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