Web hosting provider BurstNET announced on Friday that it is nearing the completion of the Scranton, Pennsylvania data center facility that will serve as the company’s flagship space, and will begin accepting pre-orders for the new space soon.
The completion of the facility comes after BurstNET announced in January that it had received financing to facilitate the expansion of its data centers. While the company didn’t explicitly describe the objective for the funding, it stands to reason that the financing helped produced the new development in Pennsylvania.
According to BurstNET, the company has already relocated its corporate offices to the facility, which will serve as its headquarters, and will begin presale for the data center space in December. The data center will include 32,000 square feet of raised floor space, with the capacity for 50,000 square feet of expansion space.
BurstNET says it expects the facility to be completed and available in January of the new year.
According to the announcement, the data center space will be a Tier II facility, with the capacity to build out Tier III sections where necessary. The company also says the facility will be SSAE-16 compliant, with a focus on colocation services (ranging from simple 1U rack space, to private cages) designed for healthcare, financial and government clients.
The company says it will have its own fiber optic connections to major carrier hotels in New York City and New Jersey, giving clients access to major peering exchanges like NYIIX, via BurstNET’s own lines, at a minimal or no cost.
Talk back: Is BurstNET’s new Scranton, Pennsylvania a good spot for a data center? Is connectivity to locations like New York and New Jersey critical to the value of the facility? Let us know in the comments.