San Francisco, California – (The Hosting News) – January 11, 2007 –
Developer and operator of data centers, 365 Main, has acquired a new facility in Oakland, California, with plans for one in Vernon, California. In addition, the company has sold out its flagship facility in San Francisco, while its El Segundo, California data center, opened in June 2006, nears capacity.
Miles Kelly, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for 365 Main explained, ”With the acquisition of the Oakland facility and planned development in the City of Vernon, 365 Main is continuing to lead the market for modern data center development with intelligent growth and affordable access for enterprises, web hosts and resellers. Much like developers in the early days of wholesale office space, we see the same opportunity in the wholesale data center market today and look forward to working and growing together with our customers. These new properties will participate in the SCALE 365 wholesale program, created for companies
that need to quickly deploy large footprints of modern data center space with power, cooling, connectivity and security services in customizable private rooms of 1,000 to 20,000 square feet.”
365 Main will open a 111,000 square-foot data center in the fiber-rich district near Jack London Square in Q1 2007. While the facility is operational now, 365 Main is investing in electrical and mechanical infrastructure to meet the company’s strict standards for power, cooling, connectivity and security, which are among the highest in the industry. The property is located less than 10 miles from 365 Main’s founding property in San Francisco. The acquisition officially closed January 9.
Metro PCS Wireless Inc. and T-Mobile USA are already tenants within the secure telecommunications building, which was built in 2001. 365 Main says demand for the remaining space is significant, and the first lease for a private colocation room has already been signed by GNi, a California-based managed services provider that was named one of the 50 fastest-growing private companies in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal last fall.
Daniel Golding, Tier 1 Analyst added, ”Premium data centers are 70-80 percent full in Northern California; the region is in desperate need of more quality data center space. 365 Main is filling its data centers extremely rapidly, even when compared to the rest of the red-hot data center market. The ability to rapidly construct top-quality data centers in tight markets is one of the reasons that 365 Main has quickly become one of the nation’s top data center providers. Tier 1 Research ranks Northern California as one of the nation’s tightest markets for high-end data center space.
Ronald V. Dellums, newly elected Oakland Mayor offered, ”Technology development is one of the many keys to the renaissance underway in Oakland. With some of the investments Oakland has made in technology infrastructure, our city can deliver 365 Main the ample power, fiber-optic resources and human capital needed to run its modern data center business. We take great pride in our ability to play a role in 365 Main’s continued national expansion.”
Chris Dolan, Chief Executive Officer of 365 Main added, ”The demand for high-quality data center space in the San Francisco Bay Area is the greatest in the country, and we’ve simply run out of room at our San Francisco facility. Expanding to Oakland fits all our criteria: existing demand, existing tenants, good location, well-defined pipeline. It’s a strategic move that makes sense for our business, and we look forward to becoming part of the Oakland community.
On the heels of its expansion into Oakland, 365 Main has identified the Southern California city of Vernon as a target site for its next data center and has secured exclusive development rights from the city to build a 150,000-square-foot facility. 365 Main’s nearby El Segundo data center, which opened in June 2006, is essentially full as the company is in the final stages of signing the last leases for the building.
Since the 1930s the City of Vernon has maintained a separate electric utility that is dedicated to providing attractive electric rates within the city. Current rates are as much as 40 percent less than other locations in California. Power savings will be passed directly to customers since 365 Main utilizes a unique billing system that charges customers for their exact power usage compared to flat-rate or bulk power billing featured in competitive facilities. 365 Main has seen power demands within its existing data centers quadruple in the last three years, so low electric rates are extremely important to the company and its customers.
A complete facility data sheet is available at http://www.365main.com/properties.html.
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
AT and T, MCI and Time Warner currently installed
Sprint and ICG contiguous with site
AboveNet, IP Networks and 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
Facility can operate at 100-percent-connected load on HiTec 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
Both of the properties will participate in SCALE 365, 365 Main’s wholesale data center program that was announced last month. SCALE 365 was created for companies that need to build or expand large footprints of modern data center space quickly. The program offers power, cooling, connectivity and security services in customizable private rooms of 1,000 to 20,000 square feet within 365 Main’s modern data centers.
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.
To learn more, please visit: www.365main.com.