Colocation and data center operator Colo Atl announced on Thursday it has completed a massive buildout of its 55 Marietta Street data center in downtown Atlanta.
The move comes a few months after BYTEGRID acquired a 77,322-square-foot carrier neutral Atlanta data center.
The expansion includes increased colocation and data center space, as well as new amenities, including a conference facility and meet me area operated by Colo Atl’s sister company, The Georgia Technology Center.
Colo Atl offers direct and free cross connections to any of the over 70 tenants located at its data center.
The data center also houses the Southeast Network Access Point, which provides next-generation Internet Exchange solutions, including SDN peering, testing, collaboration and implementation.
“As we expand to provide the best possible colocation and interconnection to more global tenant and carrier providers, it’s imperative that we also embrace and enable the development of burgeoning network technologies, such as SDN,” said Tim Kiser, owner and founder of Colo Atl. “Our goal has always been to provide affordable interconnection options, quickly. Additionally, we must deliver the network technologies that meet the objectives of the global Internet community. The Colo Atl facility expansion is designed to meet those needs.”
SNAP offers 100 Mbps to 10Gbps access ports, and both IPv4 and IPv6 peering, out of the Colo Atl data center.
Route servers allow networks to simplify their peering operations, while SNAP enables other traditional peering models using either user-managed peering or VLANs as
needed to meet member objectives.
SNAP also provides an exchange for Software Defined Networks, initially peering with the regional research and education networks, and move into the commercial networking space.
SDN peering on the SNAP benefits from the technical expertise of Charter Members, including the Georgia Institute of Technology, US Ignite, as well as the research provided through the National Science Foundation’s Global Environment for Network Innovations.
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