Sep 18, 2019

Boston Data Center Market Overview

Laura Vietmeyer, Managing Editor

Boston, Massachusetts is one of America’s oldest cities and the largest city in New England. Beantown is known for many things, including Fenway Park, the Boston Marathon, the American Revolution. And … colocation data centers? Okay, fine—that last item might not make the cut of a Boston Trip Advisor list anytime soon, but the data center market in the nation’s tenth largest metro area is stacked with Tier 3 facilities offering high-performance colocation solutions.

Home to some of the nation’s most prestigious universities, Boston is at the forefront of research and development in a number of growing industries. Software, biotech and health care industries also figure prominently in the area’s economy. When these institutions are looking to cut costs and improve operations by moving their infrastructures off-premise, what is the deciding factor in going with colocation in Boston, rather than cloud in New York or elsewhere? Cloud vs. colocation is a common debate when looking to move off-premise, and choosing to go with either—or both—is a decision to be made based on your applications and IT infrastructure model.

For companies looking to reside in close proximity to their data, needing a top-tier facility and demanding full control and ownership of the infrastructure stack, colocation is and will remain a popular solution. And Boston colocation options meet the needs of the local industries.

Wholesale providers competing in this area are also seeing demand from Big Data analytics and high-performance computing markets, according to a Data Center Frontier.

Are you considering Boston colocation for an off-premise move or need an upgrade over your existing environment? There are several reasons why we’re confident you’ll call INAP your future partner in this market.

INAP’s Presence in Boston and Beyond

We offer two POPs on a fiber ring through the metro area that connect to our Boston flagship. The data center provides a backbone connection to New York, Chicago and Montreal through our private fiber. INAP’s data center is positioned to support the growth in research and development in the city and region.

With INAP, you can expect more from your data center. Designed with Tier 3 compliant attributes, our Boston data center is concurrently maintainable and energy efficient, which is important in markets like Boston. We offer high-density configurations, including cages, cabinets and private suites, which are fully integrated with critical infrastructure monitoring.

Our Boston-area flagship is strategically located 10 minutes from downtown and Logan International Airport, outside of flood plains and seismic zones to help give you extra peace of mind. You’ll also find NOC and onsite engineers 24/7/365, with remote hands available. They’re dedicated to keeping your infrastructure online, secure and always operating at peak efficiency.

At a glance, our Boston Data Center features:

  • Power: 6 MW of power capacity, 20+ kW per cabinet
  • Space: Over 45,000 square feet of leased space with 28,000 square feet of raised floor
  • Facilities: Tier 3 compliant attributes, located outside of flood plain and seismic zones
  • Energy Efficient Cooling: 1,600 tons of cooling capacity, N+1 with concurrent maintainability
  • Security: 24/7/365 onsite staff, video surveillance, key card and biometric authentication
  • Compliance: PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOC 2 Type II and annual independent compliance audits

Download the Boston Data Center spec sheet here [PDF].

INAP’s Private Data Center Suites

Boston is just one of INAP’s 11 locations offering Private Data Center Suites. Our private suites offer custom-built wholesale colocation solutions in Tier 3-design facilities. We support custom deployments of 250kW and up in state-of-the-art data centers equipped with redundant UPS and cooling infrastructure, advanced security features and premium amenities.

These fully customizable colocation solutions provide access to INAP’s high-capacity network backbone and one-of-a-kind, latency-killing Performance IP® solution. Learn more about the INAP’s Private Data Center Suites here.

INAP Interchange for Boston Colocation

Considering Boston for colocation, but not sure where your future will take you? With INAP’s global footprint, which includes more than 600,000 square feet of leasable data center space, you’ll have access to data centers woven together by our high-performance network backbone and route optimization engine, ensuring your environment can connect everywhere, faster.

With INAP Interchange, a spend portability program available to new colocation or cloud customers, you can switch infrastructure solutions—dollar for dollar—part-way through your contract. This will help you avoid environment lock-in and achieve current IT infrastructure goals while providing the flexibility to adapt for whatever comes next.

INAP Colocation, Bare Metal and Private Cloud solutions are eligible for the Interchange program. Chat with us to learn more about these services, and how spend portability can benefit your infrastructure solution.

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Laura Vietmeyer

Managing Editor

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