Data center and cloud operator, Markley Group, has announced that phase one of its new data center facility in Lowell, Massachusetts is open and currently supporting colocation clients. Phase one entailed the initial build out of 50,000 square feet of highly-secured white and mechanical space for immediate use.
The Lowell facility is Markley Group’s second data center in New England and in addition to carriers originating at local POPs, would offer customers the benefits of three diverse dark fiber networks connecting it to Markley Group’s existing One Summer Street location in Boston. These connections provide Lowell customers with direct access to the more than eighty network providers at One Summer Street.
One Summer Street is one of the largest and longest operating multi-tenant telecommunications and data center facilities in New England. The building’s 920,000 square feet of highly-secured white and mechanical space houses leading companies from all industries across the globe. Markley Group also owns and operates a globally scalable cloud platform, which supports the company’s elastic, dedicated on-demand Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud offerings.
350,000 Square Feet
Just blocks from the Lowell Connector, the new 15 acre, highly secured data center campus would be easily accessible and will provide in excess of 350,000 square feet of space. Mission-critical infrastructure supporting the facility includes 2N UPS and generator, 2N cooling, multiple water supplies and connections to two utility substations.
Markley Group provides its customers with 100 percent uptime service level agreements and staffs its facilities 24×7 with “experienced” operating engineers, trained in all disciplines required to run a data center including electrical, HVAC, telecom, shipping and receiving and remote hands services.
The Lowell data center facility will also feature one thousand disaster recovery hot seats, providing a “secure and comfortable” workspace with network access and emergency backup systems that can be used to ensure that a business keeps running in the event that their primary workplace is unavailable.
“We are pleased our Lowell facility is now open to clients seeking a suburban alternative with the same look, feel and culture as our Boston location,” said Jeffrey D. Markley, CEO of Markley Group. “With companies’ ever increasing need for back up sites and their desire for cost-effective solutions, the Lowell facility can meet both of these objectives.”
Markley was successful in securing a twenty-year personal property tax exemption with the city and state for clients with equipment in Lowell. In June 2015, Markley Group purchased the 350,000 square foot building in Lowell, Massachusetts and began the process of converting it into a master-planned 50 Megawatt “mission-critical” data center facility working with Syska Hennessy Group as the project engineer.