Colocation and cloud services provider Markley Group announced mid-June it would be expanding its reach in Massachusetts with a new Boston data center. The company recently purchased a 350,000-square-foot building in Lowell, Massachusetts, which is about 40 miles from Boston, and has plans to turn it into a data center.
The new facility, of which the first phase will go online in October 2015, will offer 50 megawatts of computing power for Massachusetts customers interested in the company's multi-site cloud solution.
This will be Markley's second Boston data center. The first, which at 920,000 square feet of data center real estate is one of the largest in New England, opened at One Summer Street in downtown Boston in 2013. The proximity of the facilities creates less latency for customers who want a close disaster recovery solution.
"With One Summer Street being the center of the universe for network connectivity in the region, our diverse dark fiber pathways to Lowell will extend those advantages to clients of the facility," said CEO Jeffrey Markley.
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