Infomart Data Centers, a U.S. wholesale data center provider, has announced a new partnership with Oregon-based service provider CoastCom (a company recently acquired by Wave Broadband), to connect its Portland data center to the newly established Hillsboro Data Center Ring. With a growing presence of carriers in the area, there are an estimated 21 network providers that can be accessed across the ring.
Infomart Portland, one of Oregon’s largest merchant data centers with respect to square footage and critical load capacity, extends the connectivity to an additional 13 carriers within its facility.
“Infomart has always focused on enabling IT operations in fiber and connectivity-rich geographic regions of the U.S.,” said John Sheputis, President of Infomart Data Centers. “Interconnecting our Portland data center and the Hillsboro Data Center Ring provides Infomart customers with connectivity to international subsea cable systems as well as to other companies with critical data assets in the greater Portland-Hillsboro region.”
Currently interconnecting six data centers in the Hillsboro, Oregon area, the Hillsboro Data Center Ring would provide low loss, high-count fiber that can be utilized as either dark fiber or for wavelength services. By virtue of these routes, Infomart Portland data center customers can now gain access to redundant dark fiber connections for pathways to other companies in Portland-area data centers.
“We’re excited that Infomart’s Portland facility is now connected to our Hillsboro Data Center Ring,” said Greg Palser of CoastCom (now Wave’s Vice President of Business Development). “This partnership provides additional connectivity for Infomart Portland customers who now have the ability to access pathways to other companies and carriers in Portland-area data centers, as well as the potential to access key international markets serviced by submarine cables that terminate in facilities located on our Hillsboro fiber ring. It also benefits more than a dozen network carriers represented in Infomart’s Portland facility.”
The Infomart Portland data center features 4.6 MW of move-in ready space and 8 MW of shell space currently available at the 24 MW property.
Recently acquired by Wave Broadband, CoastCom provides high speed Internet, data and voice services for customers on the Oregon Coast. They also operate a cable landing station and provide terrestrial fiber routes for submarine cables from the coast to the Portland Metro Area.