Jul 16, 2019

Los Angeles Data Center Market Overview

Laura Vietmeyer, Managing Editor

The Los Angeles data center market is in high demand. Facilities in the second-largest U.S. metro area provide important points of interconnection to data centers in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Silicon Valley, and are vital to supporting the needs of the entertainment, technology, aerospace and biomedical industries.

To manage colocation environments and reduce latency for end users, Los Angeles data center customers want to be close to their infrastructure and thus are increasingly in search of centrally located real estate. What’s more, Los Angeles is a key network gateway to Asia Pacific users, boasting some of the most interconnected internet exchange points in the world.

High demand, however, has resulted in capacity constraints. The Los Angeles data center market is seeing low vacancy rates and limited construction of new data center space, with only 9.0 MW under construction and only 6.0 MW planned at the end of 2018, according to a recent report from JLL. In comparison, nearby data center hub Phoenix saw 45.0 MW of new space, with 299.8 MW planned. Northern California saw 42.0 MW under construction over this same time period.

One reason for the limited capacity is the cost of power, partially due to older grids. In markets seeing booming data center growth, energy costs are often half of what customers will see in the Los Angeles area. However, that desire to be close to the infrastructure, as well as to key network exchanges, will be enough to drive demand for the foreseeable future.

When deploying in a competitive market like Los Angeles, enterprises must make the most of their data center investment by choosing a provider that can effectively meet unique performance needs and provide an energy efficient environment.

Considering Los Angeles colocationnetwork or cloud solutions? There are several reasons why we’re confident you’ll call INAP your future partner in this competitive market.

INAP Los Angeles Data Centers Deliver High-Performance, High-Efficiency Colocation and Network Solutions

INAP has six data centers and points of presence in the Los Angeles metro area, with our flagship facility located in Redondo Beach at 3690 Redondo Beach Avenue.

The 105,000 square-foot flagship Los Angeles data center is designed with Tier 3 compliant attributes and offers high-density configurations including cages, cabinets and suites. Each rack offers high power density of 20 kW or more.

INAP’s Los Angeles locations connect to Dallas, Phoenix and Silicon Valley through our high-capacity private fiber backbone. The INAP Performance IP® and Connectivity Solutions product suite provides high availability and scalable connectivity services across our global network. Customers can build the high-performance network their applications and users demand.

The flagship Los Angeles data center also includes the following features:

  • Power and Space: 4 MW of utility power, 36-inch raised floor, fully integrated critical infrastructure monitoring
  • Facilities: Break rooms, meeting rooms, onsite engineers with remote hands
  • Energy Efficient Cooling: 300 tons of cooling capacity and N+1 with concurrent maintainability
  • Security: 24/7/365 onsite staff, video surveillance, key card and biometric authentication
  • Network: INAP Performance IP® and Connectivity Solutions
  • Compliance: SOC 2 Type II, PCI DSS, HIPAA, Green Globes

Our recent expansion to this Los Angeles data center offers additional benefits to customers and more space in a market hungry for it.

Redondo Beach Data Center Expansion

The Los Angeles data center expansion began with a build-out of an additional 12,000 square feet of sellable space. After the build-out, the following phases will add modular infrastructure deployments contingent on customer loads. The expanded facility uses efficient mechanical design combined with an optimized UPS deployment. Total critical power capacity increased from 1.4 MW to 3.2 MW to support new customer deployments and existing customer growth.

To help address the cost of power, energy efficiency is of the utmost importance. The expansion to the Redondo Beach facility increased energy efficiency to 1.3 PEU effectiveness, a level above the national average of 1.67.

Spend Portability Meets Changing User Demands

Organizations need the ability to be agile as their needs change. With INAP Interchange, there’s no need to worry about getting locked into a long-term infrastructure solution that might not be the right fit years down the road.

There are a variety of business cases for Interchange, including a move from a colocation facility to a bare metal or private cloud environment, or a re-deploy of applications to a new hosted environment. Geographic flexibility is a common reason for a tactical shift. For example, a company based in an INAP data center in Los Angeles may see an increase in demand in its SaaS solution in the Southeastern U.S. To be closer to its customers, the company can shift to a custom-engineered solution in one of INAP’s two Flagship data centers in Atlanta.

Colocation, Bare Metal and Private Cloud solutions are eligible for Interchange. The program allows customers to exchange infrastructure environments a year (or later) into their contract so that they can focus on current-state IT needs while knowing they will be able to adapt for future-state realities.  

You can learn more about the INAP Interchange by downloading the FAQ.

Our Los Angeles data centers are conveniently located in the L.A. area:


  • Flagship Los Angeles Data Center
    3690 Redondo Beach Avenue
    Redondo Beach, CA 90278 
  • Los Angeles Data Center
    2260 E El Segundo Blvd
    El Segundo, CA 90245 
  • Downtown Los Angeles POP
    818 7th Street
    Los Angeles, CA 92118 
  • Downtown Los Angeles POP
    624 S Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90017 
  • Downtown Los Angeles POP
    600 W 7th Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90017 
  • Downtown Los Angeles POP
    1 Wilshire Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90017 
  • Downtown Los Angeles POP
    1920 E Maple Avenue
    El Segundo, CA 90245

More About Our Flagship Los Angeles Data Center

Our flagship Los Angeles data center is located at 23690 Redondo Beach Avenue, Redondo Beach, California. This Los Angeles colocation data center connects to Phoenix, Dallas and the Silicon Valley data centers via our reliable, high-performing backbone. Our carrier-neutral, SOC 2 Type II Los Angeles data center market facilities are concurrently maintainable, energy efficient and support high-power density environments of 20+ kW per rack. If you need Los Angeles colocation services, or other data center solutions in the Los Angeles area, contact us.

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Laura Vietmeyer

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