Colocation Services Provider vXchnge Opens New Data Center in Philadelphia

vXchnge, a provider of carrier-neutral colocation services across the U.S., has announced the grand opening of its new flagship data center at 1500 Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia. The opening of this 70,000 square foot data center facility marks vXchnge’s fifteenth data center in the U.S.

vXchnge’s new data center is fault tolerant. Key features of the new facility would include:

Security

  • vxchnge-data-centersMulti-stage security using two point IRIS recognition and PIN pad access control system at ingress and egress doors
  • Stringent access protocols and procedures with archived color CCTV monitoring
  • 24x7x365 on-site security at vXchnge OSSC plus remote 24x7x365 monitoring via other
  • vXchnge network OSSC locations

Monitoring

  • Centralized network infrastructure and environmental monitoring
  • Systems are operated and managed by all in-house Operations Service Support Center (OSSC)
  • plus remote 24x7x365 monitoring using other vXchnge network OSSC locations
  • Remote full environmental monitoring and reporting options

Power

  • Electrical System that includes: N+1 redundant UPS system
  • 7.5MW utility power served by two independent substations dedicated to the facility
  • Backup power generation provided by four diesel generators in an N+1 configuration supplying 7.5MW of power with automatic transfer
  • 24 hours of reserve diesel fuel on-site

“Our 150 plus years of leadership experience in designing, constructing and operating mission critical data centers as a service, has afforded us the insights and experiences to build and operate a next-generation data center service,” said Keith Olsen, Chief Executive Officer at vXchnge. “The infrastructure design sets a standard for the Philadelphia marketplace. Our footprint across the United States serves markets that reach over 80 million eyeballs and close to 500 million network-enabled devices. These 15 data centers are robust marketplaces for cloud services, e-commerce and enterprises that require co-location at the Edge, in locations where they can serve customers locally.”

Furlow consulting