About one year after construction started, colocation provider Phoenix NAP has launched its new facility in Phoenix, Ariz., bringing 90,000 sq ft of colocation space online, offering power densitites of 200 watts per square foot. The facility also features a not-for-profit meet-me room, providing the first free cross-connect facility in the city, the company’s Director of Operations Jordan Jacobs said in an interview in November.
“Both the power and cooling systems are designed with multiple redundancies and concurrent maintainability,” Phoenix NAP President Ian McCarthy said in a statement. “We realize a lot of people may look at Phoenix as a site for disaster recovery or business continuity services, and our infrastructure reinforces those types of solutions.”
The facility has been operating and Friday’s announcement marks its official grand opening. Besides the two-story raised floor already available, the data center has capacity to expand by an additional 30,000 sq ft.
Over the time of the data center’s construction, Phoenix NAP has been focusing on securing connectivity from multiple network carriers. To date, the company has announced carrier deals with Level 3, AGL, AboveNet, Global Crossing, Internap, Cox Business, TruCom, Cogent, Cavecreek and tw telecom.