Hurricane Electric Secures $13M Financing for California Data Center Expansion

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Colocation hosting and Internet backbone provider Hurricane Electric announced on Monday its plans for a significant expansion of its 208,000 square foot Fremont 2 data center in Silicon Valley.

The move comes a couple months after Hurricane Electric established a point-of-presence in Madison, Wisconsin.

The expansion will enable Hurricane Electric to accomodate the strong demand for its colocation and global carrier services.

Hurricane Electric has secured $13 million in financing from Bank of the West in an effort to accelerate construction and equipment procurement.

The 24,000 squaare foot expansion will support a high-powered server environment with a fully redundant power architecture supplying 3 MW of electricity.

The new space, which will match the overall layout and configuration of earlier build-outs, will allow additional tenants to use Hurricane Electric’s global network to connect to the Internet using 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet or 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet.

“Hurricane Electric is thrilled with the recent growth in demand for quality colocation services, and to have financing from a well-respected financial institution like Bank of the West,” said Mike Leber, Hurricane Electric’s president. “With yet another expansion of our Fremont 2 facility, Hurricane Electric will be able to offer prime wholesale colocation to new customers seeking the high level of service current customers have come to expect. Over the years, more and more companies have chosen Hurricane Electric for our competitive pricing and nearly 100 percent uptime.”

Hurricane Electric’s Fremont 2 facility features colocation amenities, including 24-hour on-site staff, up-flow HVAC systems and uninterruptible power sources with back-up generators.

The facility also contains a digital-video surveillance system that monitors every entrance, exit, hallway and rack in the facility.

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