MARCH 05, 2009 GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO Transwestern today announced that Travelport has engaged Transwestern to market space at its high-density, carrier neutral data center in Greenwood Village, Colorado. The center has achieved 10 consecutive years of uninterrupted mission-critical operations.Ã‚ Space is available following the successful consolidation of Travelports core operations into its Atlanta-based facility late last year.
In order to provide the highest quality of support to Travelport, Transwestern Executive Vice Presidents Charles Nash and Tony Karmin will partner with Everett Thompson, President, Wired Real Estate Group (“WiredRE”) of San Francisco. The firms are marketing the data center to prospective tenants who require 1,000 square feet or more of net licensed data center space.
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. 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 move-in space. 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 is 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. Experience Matters. We operate our facilities with those criteria front-of-mind. We have consistently received accolades from carriers, Internet content companies, hosting firms, and enterprises that cannot afford downtime in their facility.”
Industry analysts project growth in demand of data center real estate at 15 percent annually, while delivery of data center capacity has lagged materially at only 5 percent per year. With financing difficult to obtain, this imbalance is expected to worsen, accentuating Travelport’s market opportunity according to Charles Nash. “This secure site and seasoned team have demonstrated the exceptional value of delivering 10-plus years of uninterrupted mission critical operations,”Â added Thompson. “Travelport is a major global player supporting the technology needs of the travel and airline industries and we are delighted to be part of the Transwestern/Travelport team as Travelport grows as a national data center provider.”
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.