1623 Farnam announce opening of expanded edge data centre

1623 Farnam has announced the grand opening of its expanded edge data centre in Omaha, Nebraska. The $40 million expansion includes significant upgrades to the facility’s electrical power infrastructure and increases colocation capacity by converting this fibre-rich carrier hotel into usable, high-quality data centre space.

This expansion further supports the increase in demand for interconnected edge data centres and comes after the company’s initial $10 million expansion to build out the facility’s fifth-floor space, which is nearing capacity. The new construction will upgrade the facility’s interconnection capabilities by adding redundant internal cabling, exterior fibre vaults, mechanical feeds, and a new electrical system supplying 6MW of power to the facility.

“Our coveted location in Omaha is essentially at the geographic centre of the country,” Todd Cushing, President of 1623 Farnam, said. “We are in the middle and at the nexus of the country’s east-west and north-south fibre routes, making interconnection capabilities for our customers and partners all the more impactful.”

With its partnership with Megaport, key cloud providers and international carriers such as Google Cloud, Telia Carrier and more, the company continues to serve as a catalyst for cloud development, offering customers robust options for migrating their workloads to the most optimal environments for unique business goals. They also provide express connection to additional cloud services, including Azure and AWS.

In addition, as enterprises and service providers continue to implement high-speed-dependent applications like 5G, augmented reality/virtual reality, cloud gaming and the Internet of Things, networking and IT will continue to require rich ecosystems at the edge. To make these latency-sensitive solutions work, computing needs to be as close to the end-user as possible. The expanded facility meets those requirements, providing 75,000 gross square feet availability, with redundant chilled water and 6 MW of power on a uniquely redundant power grid. The facility maintains SOC 2 Type 1, SOC 2 Type 2, ISO 27001 and PCI industry certifications.

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