Our data centre in Seattle employs a round-the-clock, on-site security staff, and enforces diverse conduit entry points. Seattle, referred to as The “Emerald City” of the Pacific Northwest, offers businesses all the advantages for growth including its acclaim, respectively, as one of the strongest economies in the nation (Policom’s 2012 Economic Strength Rankings), its ranking among the “best startup hubs in the world (Startup Genome); and as one of the fastest growing cities in the nation (Forbes, January 2013).
Among its prominent corporate citizens are the founding locations for Amazon and Starbucks, as well as aerospace powerhouse, Boeing. Anchored by the Port of Seattle, the eighth largest of its kind in the country by container capacity, the city also maintains an international reputation as a dominant trading route for Asia.
Our Seattle data centre serves as the region’s strongest retail interconnection and colocation data centre in the market. The data centre was launched in partnership with Sabey Data Centres, one of the largest privately held data centre developers, owners and operators in the U.S.
Located in building #4 on the Intergate Seattle-East campus facility, the Digital Realty data centre comprises approximately 116,000 sq. ft. of interconnection and colocation space and provides cross connect service for direct access to major national and regional carriers, as well as to SIX Seattle’s Internet Exchange for peering. These network options can reduce latency and improve network resiliency to locations in California as well as in Asia.
Our data centre is a fully-conditioned data centre property with an estimated $110 million of conditioning investment to date, including 54,000 sq. ft. of available white space. It is currently served with 12500 kW of power and expandable by leveraging additional power capacity on campus. In addition, a flexible data centre configuration strategy allows for cabinets between 5kW and 15 kW power densities, determined by actual customer density demands. Connectivity by fiber to the carrier hotel at the Westin building or the ability to bypass it and connect to the Canadian markets is also available.
The Westin Building is the telecommunications hub and internet gateway for the Pacific Northwest. This 34-story facility provides access to our premier carrier-neutral Meet-Me Rooms (MMRs), colocation services, and downtown office space. Originally built as a high-rise office building in 1981, the Westin Building has been significantly upgraded with a robust electrical and mechanical infrastructure. Today, the building consists of approximately 290,000 sq. ft. of colocation, data centre, and technical space as well as 110,000 sq. ft. of office space. Please visit the Westin Building website at www.westinbuilding.com for more information.