NextFort Opens New High-Density Colocation Facility Near Phoenix

colocation-enterprises-phoenixNextFort has announced the commissioning and grand opening of its high-density 130,000 sq. ft. data center in Chandler, AZ, near Phoenix. The new colocation facility would provide ultra secure and ultra high-density services aimed at enterprise clients.

The colocation provider is convinced that enterprise customers can benefit from its unique modular approach with High-Density Computing Suites (HCS). The NextFort HCS concept provides concrete and steel rooms designed to house up to 20 high-density IT racks for a total IT load up to 225KW (up to 600 watts/sq ft.).

Modular colocation suites

A Tier 3 NextFort HCS would feature innovative designs in power distribution, cooling and facilities architecture that delivers superior power efficiencies, enabling customers to achieve up to 40% better cooling efficiency and four times the density of computing power than at a conventional data center. Future expansion calls for 50,000 square feet of data center space for additional HCS suites that can be rapidly deployed.

“NextFort’s unique and innovative design offers a simpler and more predictable cost model,”  said Mark Towfiq, CEO of NextFort. “It is a new option for organizations with increasingly elastic strategies for managing data center capacity and is ideal for today’s modern computing requirements such as cloud computing and disaster recovery.”

NextFort’s High-Density Computing Suites would offer enterprises:

  • Ultra high-density power capacity – up to 225KW per suite, 2N redundant power utility feeds with separate individually metered panels
  • Energy efficiency – 100% free air cooling and an average of 1.25 PUE
  • Connectivity – access to 15 national fiber optic and network service providers as well as a high capacity power grid that serves some of the largest IT companies in the country
  • Physical security – a secondary concrete perimeter enclosure, 24×7 on-site security and monitoring
  • Certification – Soon to be operating under controls designed to pass a SOC 2 Type 2 audit
  • Monitoring – Secure web-based customer portal to manage environmental settings of the colocation, physical access & security cameras, and power usage in the suite