Hosting provider INAP has started the next phase of its Los Angeles-area flagship data center expansion. The new power upgrade begins 6 months after phase one, which added 12,000 square feet and a 2.5MW transformer to the facility. When all phases are complete, the project will increase INAP’s flagship data center’s total power capacity from 1.4MW to 3.2 MW of critical load.
Strategically located approximately 15 minutes from LAX International Airport, the 101,000 square foot data center is located at 3690 Redondo Beach Avenue, Redondo Beach, California. INAP projects the completion of phase two of its flagship data center by the end of March 2021.
In addition to high-density, high-availability colocation footprints and 24/7 remote hands support, the Redondo Beach facility provides access to INAP’s route optimized Performance IP service, private backbone connections to Silicon Valley, Phoenix and Dallas, and direct connections to hyperscale cloud providers via INAP’s Cloud Connect solution.
Built in 2012, the flagship facility in Los Angeles will boast a power utility efficiency (PUE) of 1.4 – an above-average mark for multitenant data centers. In addition to an optimized UPS design, INAP cools the data center with air-side economizers, which use outside air to significantly reduce the energy burden of HVAC systems.
“The ability to invest in our customers’ growth and technology transformation is INAP’s paramount consideration when planning and executing projects of this scale,” said Mike Higgins, Senior Vice President of Operations at INAP. “Given the immense challenges posed by the pandemic, we’re thrilled by the superb performance of our data center operations team, who’ve kept the expansion on schedule, all while operating a high-traffic, live facility under stringent health and safety protocols.”
Spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for enterprise colocation, cloud, and multi-platform, low-latency network connectivity is projected to rise nationwide in 2021, according to INAP’s annual State of IT Infrastructure Management report, published in December. Fifty-nine percent of IT infrastructure managers say their organization is changing where they operate their infrastructure as a result of the pandemic, and of that group, a majority are considering solutions that combine the benefits of colocation, enterprise private cloud, and multi-cloud connectivity for their mixed workload environments.
“Top-tier colocation and secure enterprise cloud, coupled with high-speed, low-latency networking to the hyperscale public platforms, are the critical building blocks of a successful enterprise hybrid infrastructure solution, and the pandemic is only underscoring that reality,” said Joe Corvaia, Chief Revenue Officer at INAP. “For businesses to best operate, scale, and transform their technology landscape with velocity, there is no-one-size-fits-all approach to cloud transformation. Many of INAP’s Los Angeles-area customers are taking advantage of our flexible hybrid portfolio and solution spend portability program, which will empower them to migrate to the right environment at the right time for their organization.”