"High performance hosting service Internap recently opened a new colocation data center as part of its strategy to establish a nationwide network of geographically distributed facilities.
The new data center is in Secaucus, N.J., and it is the company's 12th facility. Through the new buildout, Internap will offer a full portfolio of hybrid infrastructure services, including colocation, managed hosting and cloud offerings. The new data center also features an advanced design that promises to maximize uptime and provide some of the industry's highest power densities.
The market for data center space in the New York area is nearing its capacity. Internap's own facility at 75 Broad Street is nearly full. The facility at Secaucus will provide its customers with a variety of IT infrastructure services to address many use case and application requirements through low-latency network delivery. Hybrid offerings through Internap's new data center include the company's virtual AgileCLOUD and bare-metal cloud AgileSERVER.
The company, through the colocation data center, will offer and manage customizable offerings through a single portal. The hybrid IT infrastructure runs through Internap's Performance IP connectivity , which uses the company's managed Internet route optimizer technology to scan traffic patterns and provide content and applications through the fastest path available.
""IT infrastructure services are playing an increasingly powerful role in delivering a competitive advantage to Internet-centric organizations through agility, scale, performance and control,"" said Mike Higgins, Internap senior vice president of data center services. ""Our new Secaucus facility will empower customers across a range of industries in New York and beyond - from mobile app developers and digital advertisers to financial services and Fortune 500 companies - with high-performance, hybrid infrastructure services designed to meet their application needs throughout the complete business lifecycle.""
Colocation in Demand
More companies are seeking out the flexibility that colocation offers. A recent study by TeleGeography found that data center providers are responding positively to this trend by bringing more colocation options to the market in many North American cities in recent years. Growth was moderate in New York, however, where colocation services increased by 12 percent between 2010 and 2013, reaching 5.5 million square feet. Another major data center hub, Washington, D.C., increased its colocation footprint by 11 percent to about 4.8 million square feet. Smaller North American markets experienced more colocation growth, with capacity increasing by 20 to 28 percent in Seattle, Dallas and Toronto.
""Colocation sites that are in high demand have consistently limited or non-existent availability, warranting expansion, while operators of other sites may struggle to gain a foothold,"" TeleGeography analyst Jon Hjembo said."