Dallas, Texas – (The Hosting News) – July 7, 2008 – Colocation and managed service provider, Colo4Dallas, has purchased two buildings and engaged in the lease of another nearby building, from Level 3 Communications.
The transactions bring the company’s total colocation space to approximately 106,000 square feet. Colo4Dallas completed the purchase of both its current headquarters at 3000 Irving Boulevard and the property situated immediately adjacent to it, 3004 Irving Boulevard, in early May. Construction has already started to seamlessly integrate the two adjoining buildings. When complete, Colo4Dallas’ expanded flagship facility will include over 68,000 square feet of raised floor, state-of-the-art data center space.
Paul VanMeter, President and Chief Technology Officer of Colo4Dallas remarked, ”What’s unique about Colo4Dallas is that we’re able to meet the tremendous space and power needs of large enterprise customers who have their own technical staff, but also those of smaller customers who rely on us for 24/7 remote hands support. With our additional square footage, we can accommodate businesses of all sizes as they grow and expand. Colo4Dallas’ customer base includes some of the area’s fastest growing privately-held companies such as Pinnacle Technical Resources Inc., Womack Machine and Supply Co., and First Choice Emergency Room.”
Additionally, in March, Colo4Dallas leased 38,000 square feet within the Level 3 data center located in the Stemmons Corridor. Mr. VanMeter points to increasing demand for dependable, high quality data center space as the driving force behind the recent expansions, noting ”Many of our new customers outgrew their previous data center’s power and space capacities – they are coming from facilities that weren’t designed to handle high density power applications. Mr. VanMeter has seen a particular spike in enterprise customers who require large footprints and high density power and cooling capabilities.
With data center space in high demand, contracts for space are already being placed as the new locations undergo a comprehensive finish-out to ensure the highest standards in security, redundant power and environmental controls. Colo4Dallas will handle secure access to the Level 3 building as well as maintain 24 hour monitoring to ensure uninterrupted power and connectivity. VanMeter noted, ”We’re expecting customers who will require a large footprint and high wattage per square foot, and this facility will easily meet and exceed their needs.” The Level 3 facility at 3439 Irving Boulevard was an ideal location for Colo4Dallas because like the company’s other facilities, the building was single story, centrally located, and capable of handling high density power.
Founded in 2000, Colo4Dallas is a SAS70 certified provider that serves a diverse customer base including enterprise customers, businesses in the financial, health care and technology sectors, as well as Web hosting providers. The company’s robust growth has prompted expansion of its data center space, which now includes over 106,000 square feet of secure, climate-controlled space at three facilities.
Level 3 Communications, Inc., an international communications company, operates one of the largest Internet backbones in the world. Through its customers, Level 3 is the primary provider of Internet connectivity for millions of broadband subscribers. The company provides a comprehensive suite of services over its broadband fiber optic network including Internet Protocol (IP) services, broadband transport and infrastructure services, colocation services, voice services and voice over IP services. The services are designed to provide building blocks that enable Level 3’s customers to meet growing demands for advanced communications solutions.The principal components offered by Level 3’s VoIP Enhanced Local service include network trunking, local telephone numbers, local number portability, the safety of E-911, operator assistance, caller ID, directory listings, and directory assistance. The service is designed to allow Level 3 customers to retain the flexibility to manage and control end-user features without the difficulties of implementing complex interconnection arrangements.
Colo4Dallas is a provider of colocation services located in Dallas, Texas. Colo4Dallas operates three environmentally controlled and secure data centers totaling 106,000 square feet, and offers multi-homed connectivity from Level3, Internap, Time Warner Telecom, XO Communications and other quality providers. The company provides colocation services backed by high density power in a carrier neutral setting for an array of customers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as businesses across the country and around the globe. SAS70 certified, Colo4Dallas offers customers a 100% service level agreement and around the clock support from trained, on-site technicians. In 2007, Colo4Dallas was named a winner of the Dallas 100 Award by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at the SMU Cox School of Business. The award identifies and honors the 100 fastest growing privately held companies in the Dallas area.
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