National colocation and wholesale data center provider H5 Data Centers has announced the opening of expanded data center capacity at 1000 Denny Way in Seattle on Monday.
H5 now inhabits 293,000 square feet of the downtown Seattle data center, providing edge connect space including colocation suites, customized cages or individual cabinets, with diverse carrier access to the Westin Building. The company says it is one of the most efficient data center designs in Seattle, and has dense network access. It also offers enhanced physical security, and is able to support over 15 KW per cabinet power density.
“Seattle is one of the top areas for global interconnection and peering with international communications traffic traversing from North America to Asia,” Josh Simms, chief executive officer of H5 Data Centers said in a statement. “1000 Denny Way one of the most connected data centers serves a critical role in the Seattle interconnection ecosystem as networks seek reliable and scalable alternatives to the Westin Building. H5 Data Centers new data center space will help bolster the size and resiliency of the Seattle interconnection landscape.”
The 1000 Denny Way facility will continue serving as Level 3’s Seattle Gateway and an XO long haul fiber access node.
H5 also acquired a 330,000 square foot data center in Cleveland earlier this year, and plans to expand it. KOMO Plaza, a two-building complex in downtown Seattle housing wholesale data center and colocation space, was acquired by private equity firm GI Partners late in 2016.