Peak 10 + ViaWestsays it is constructing a 114,700-square foot space adjacent to the existing data center building to expand its Brookwood data center in Hillsboro, OR, broadening the footprint to a total of approximately 220,000 square feet. The data center addition is being built from the ground up, and will offer high speed connections to deliver direct access and reduced latency to Australia and New Zealand, as well as to the growing region of China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea, says the company.
In June of this year, Brookwood was chosen as the U.S. point of presence for the New Cross Pacific and Hawaiki Submarine cables (see "ViaWest to offer access to New Cross Pacific submarine cable via Oregon data center" and "Hawaiki Submarine Cable taps Peak 10 + ViaWest's Brookwood data center for U.S. PoP").
In September, Peak 10 + ViaWest announced that Brookwood and eight other Peak 10 + ViaWest data center and cloud node locations had been upgraded with a 100-Gbps core backbonefiber-optic network to enable more diverse and crucial network federation capabilities. Offering coherent connectivity worldwide, this core network backbone stretches to Peak 10 + ViaWest’s aggregate portfolio of 41 data centers in 21 markets, and 6 carrier exchange locations across the U.S. as well.
"We are seeing great demand for connectivity-enabled colocation and highly-reliable hybrid IT solutions across the country, and especially in the greater Portland area," said Chris Downie, Peak 10 + ViaWest CEO. "Our Brookwood data center is a highly sought after location due its impressive high-density capacity and impending carrier-neutral, low-latency connectivity to Asia and the South Pacific. Our customers – and the industry – will continue to see us add new capacity and capabilities to our data centers to address this demand."
The expansion news follows Peak 10 + ViaWest’s acquisition last month of a 203,000-square foot Philadelphia data center, and an 88,000 square foot expansion of its Englewood, CO, Compark data center (see "Peak 10 + ViaWest finishes Colorado data center expansion").
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