Sunday, April 5, 2009

Internap's New Data Center: Built Green, Built Right

from (dated Feb 26):

>>I recently attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for Internap's newest data center in Boston. Besides receiving a $453,000 rebate for power efficiency from NSTAR (the largest NSTAR ever handed out), there were several other significant accomplishments achieved in building the colocation provider's new, green, Tier III-level data center:

1. It was built for under $1,200 per square foot – well below the Uptime Institute estimate of $2,500 to $5,000 for this type of facility.

2. The entire project—from permits to construction to inspection, all the way up to the facility's first tenant—took only 12 months to complete. Yet most people I speak with assume a project like this will take about 24 to 30 long, painful months.

3. The Internap data center is expected to use $400,000 less electricity per year vs. a comparable, conventionally-built facility.

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