Travelport Scores 10 Years of Continuous Operations
April 20, 2009 Greenwood Village, CO. Travelport Data Centers, Colorado-based provider of high-density, carrier neutral data centers, has achieved 10 years of uninterrupted mission-critical facility operations at its flagship data center in Greenwood Village, Colorado, far exceeding the four to five 9’s availability of its peers.
Owned and operated by Travelport International, LLC, the site was originally commissioned in 1972 in order to meet the mission-critical needs of the airline industry.Ã‚ In total, the site encompasses two independent data centers for a total of 267,000 gross square feet, with 100,000 square feet of ready-to-occupy IT data center space. Industry analysts project growth in demand of data center real estate to materially exceed capacity in the next several years, and with debt financing difficult to obtain, this imbalance is expected to worsen, accentuating Travelport’s market opportunity.
Travelport has continuously invested in the property, including numerous upgrades in 1998, to ensure resiliency and operational efficiency. These measures have returned dividends, with the facility delivering exceptional efficiency (PUE = 1.50) and among the highest level of availability in the nation. Other much sought after features delivered by Travelport include high power density (150 watts/ft critical load), pass-through power, and carrier neutrality, with AT&T, Verizon, L3, and Qwest among qualified service providers.
According to Travelport’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, David Lauderdale, “When contemporary enterprises require IT data center space that offers the highest levels of survivability and availability the sites infrastructure track record and experience matters. We operate our facilities with availability front-of-mind. We have consistently received accolades from carriers, Internet content companies, hosting firms, and enterprises who cannot afford downtime in their data center operations.”
“This site and team have demonstrated the value that 10 plus years of experience and continuous process improvement can bring in a mission critical industry,”Â added Everett Thompson, President, Wired Real Estate Group. “Travelport has been a major player in the mission critical operations of the airlines, and we are delighted to be part of their team as they grow beyond that focus and into a national data center provider.” Â The Wired Real Estate Group is marketing the Travelport Data Center site to prospective tenants who require 1,000 square feet or more if net data center space.
Travelport is one of the world’s largest travel conglomerates offering broad based business services to companies operating in the global travel industry. The company is comprised of the global distribution system (GDS) business that includes the Worldspan and Galileo brands; GTA, a leading global, multi-channel provider of hotel and ground services; IT Services and Software, which hosts mission critical applications and provides business and data analysis solutions for major airlines. With 2008 revenues of $2.5 billion, Travelport operates in approximately 160 countries and has over 5,500 employees. Travelport also owns approximately 48% of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), a leading global online travel company. Travelport is a private company owned by The Blackstone Group, One Equity Partners, Technology Crossover Ventures and Travelport management.