Carrier-1 Data Centers started October with the announcement that it is opening a new Dallas data center. The 106,866 square foot facility is conveniently located near downtown and close to Love Field Airport.
Although it has just opened, Carrier-1 is already planning an expansion of 50,000 square feet of raised floor space to add on to the current 10,000 square feet of completed colocation space available at the Texas data center.
The facility, which already has a variety of private cages, racks and suites available, features a capacity for 10 MW of critical load. The Dallas data center also offers a connection to a 288-strand diverse-path dark fiber ring that links up with an Equinix facility in the Dallas Infomart. The Texas data center was built to meet all major industry compliance requirements including PCI, HIPAA and SOX.
"Owning the building gives us the control to design, build and support every component of our customer's colocation needs," said Peter Pathos, founder and CEO of Carrier-1 Data Centers. "Customers require a secure environment with all the redundancies in place to maintain 100 percent uptime so that they may focus on their core business versus having to build or manage their own data center."
The Dallas area is an ideal location for data center development as it sits on a major global network node. The city also boasts a substantial concentration of fiber, drawing providers to the area.