Infomart adds Portland data center to Oregon's Hillsboro Data Center Ring

Oct. 18, 2016
Infomart Data Centers says it has established access to the Hillsboro Data Center Ring. Operated by CoastCom (recently acquired by Wave Broadband), the Hillsboro Data Center Ring offers high-count fiber that can be used as either dark fiber or for wavelength services. Access to the fiber-optic network provides customers within the Infomart Portland data center with access to redundant dark fiber connections to occupants of other Portland-area data centers.

Infomart Data Centers says it has established access to the Hillsboro Data Center Ring. Operated by CoastCom (recently acquired by Wave Broadband), the Hillsboro Data Center Ring offers high-count fiber that can be used as either dark fiber or for wavelength services. Access to the fiber-optic network provides customers within the Infomart Portland data center with access to redundant dark fiber connections to occupants of other Portland-area data centers.

The ring connects six data center in the Hillsboro, OR, area through which it provides access to an estimated 21 network providers. Connection to the ring will increases the number of carriers accessible to Infomart Portland customer by 13. The move also creates connections from the data center to offshore transpacific fiber routes originating at a submarine cable landing site in Pacific City, OR.

Infomart says the Portland facility is the largest in the area by square footage and critical load capacity.

"Infomart has always focused on enabling IT operations in fiber and connectivity-rich geographic regions of the U.S.," states 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."

"We're excited that Infomart's Portland facility is now connected to our Hillsboro Data Center Ring," states 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."

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