San Francisco, California – (The Hosting News) – September 21, 2007 – Data center developer and operator, 365 Main, co-hosted the official opening of its second Bay Area facility, a 111,000-square-foot building located less than 10 miles from its founding data center in San Francisco.
365 Main bought the Oakland facility near Jack London Square, in January and leased one-third of its real estate within the following 90 days. Since then it has invested heavily in electrical and mechanical infrastructure and has continued to sell space as it has become available.
Chris Dolan, CEO of 365 Main detailed, ”While we’ve enjoyed tremendous leasing activity at the Oakland building since day one, we’ve made significant upgrades to meet our strict standards for power, cooling, connectivity and security. We look forward to offering an ‘up close and personal’ view inside a modern data center facility. The building isn’t entirely finished, but demand is so high that the decision to officially open our doors for business was an easy one.”
San Francisco’s Six Apart, the leading independent blogging software and services company, has been a tenant at 365 Main’s San Francisco data center for nearly two years and recently expanded its footprint to the Oakland facility.
Lisa Phillips, Director of Operations Engineering at Six Apart noted, ”Leasing additional space in Oakland allows us to support our growth in what is a rapidly expanding market. Having experienced the operational quality of 365 Main’s San Francisco data center, it was a logical decision.”
365 Main also announced that several connectivity providers, including AboveNet and IP Networks, Inc. (IPN) have chosen to extend their networks and have laid fiber from 365 Main’s San Francisco data center to the new building in Oakland. For existing customers such as Six Apart that lease additional space across the bay, the fiber provides access to the more than 20 connectivity providers available at the San Francisco facility.
Gary George, President of IPN commented, ”We chose to make this investment because we know 365 Main attracts high-profile tenants that want to maintain a single Web presence – even when housed in multiple facilities. We’re looking forward to this grand opening to showcase how we can extend connectivity beyond the walls of a single data center.”
Ronald V. Dellums, Mayor of Oakland noted, ”By welcoming companies like 365 Main into the fabric of our economy, we have made a significant step forward in our efforts to become a twenty-first century Model City. Oakland has made a substantial investment in technology infrastructure and is excited about the business this world-class data center is already bringing to our community.”
Facility Parameters include:
Size:111,183 rentable square feet with approximately 80,000 square feet of raised floor
Raised floor system: 30-inch raised floor
Floor load: Structural capacity of 150-250 pounds per square foot on slab
Building access: 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year
- On-site, staffed security 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year
- Alarm system with security cameras on all perimeter points of ingress/egress to the building with 30-day storage
- Secure reception and shipping/receiving areas
- Biometric security system
- AboveNet, AT and T, Global Netoptex, Internap, IP Networks, Level 3 Communications, Paxio, Telekenex, Time Warner, Unwired, Verizon Business, and WiLine currently installed
- Sprint and ICG contiguous with site
- Qwest within one block
- Primary service from PG and E to deliver 4kw per rack or 150 watts per square foot of raised floor
- Capacity of 19.5MW for entire facility
- HiTec Continuous Power System (CPS) generators
- HiTec CPS systems eliminate the need to maintain conventional static (battery strings) and rectifier
- HiTec system feeds redundant switchgear, providing power to mission-critical loads
Fire suppression: Dry pipe, pre-action system enabled by activation of VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Alarm) and/or smoke detectors
HVAC:Six chillers and six cooling towers for a maximum of 4,800 tons of cooling capacity
Ceiling heights:12 feet from raised floor to grid
Column spacing: 28’7 and 26′ on center
Earlier this year 365 Main also purchased a facility in Newark, Calif., approximately 25 miles south of the Oakland building. Construction should start in the next few weeks, and the company expects it to be open by the time the Oakland data center reaches capacity.
365 Main Inc. develops and operates data centers designed, managed, developed and certified according to industry standards and compliance requirements, including SAS70, that feature 24/7/365 power, cooling, security and connectivity and capabilities to ensure mission-critical operations and business continuity for its tenants.
365 Main began with a single data center in San Francisco in 2003 and earlier this year expanded to Los Angeles, Phoenix and Northern Virginia. Customers include Charles Schwab, Sun Microsystems and Esurance. The company now has nearly one million square feet under management nationwide. Flexible cost structures are available for SCALE 365 customers. The company is privately held and based in San Francisco, Calif. and also offers core hosting services to large enterprises such as Charles Schwab, the Oakland Raiders and Sun Microsystems.
For more information about 365 Main Inc., please visit: www.365main.com.