Feb 13, 2020

Seattle Data Center Market Overview

Laura Vietmeyer, Managing Editor

It’s fitting that a city known for its cloudy days in home to two of the largest players in cloud computing. The Seattle data center market is growing, bolstered by local industry, Northern California-based expansions and cloud infrastructure investments from Microsoft and Amazon.

Home to coffee, technology and online retail conglomerates, Seattle’s other major industries include aerospace and health care. The burgeoning cloud market is fueled by relatively low power costs and connectivity options available to the cloud computing businesses in the city and surrounding suburbs. The area also experiences months of cool and rainy weather, allowing for free cooling for the data centers located here, a benefit for data center operators and tenants alike.

The demand in the Seattle data center market is high, with a new absorption rate of 25.3 MW. In 2019, the average size of deployments was on the rise, with many users requiring multiple megawatts plus room for expansion.

Considering Seattle for a colocation or network solution? There are several reasons why we’re confident you’ll call INAP your future partner in this competitive market.

INAP’s Flagship Seattle Data Centers

INAP, which was founded in Seattle in 1996, maintains two flagship facilities and a POP in the market. With our suite of Connectivity Solutions – Cloud Connect, Metro Connect and Network Connect, you can reliably link your infrastructure with endpoints in public clouds throughout Seattle and around the globe.

Connect to Chicago and Silicon Valley via INAP’s reliable, high-performing backbone, and benefit from Metro Connect fiber that enables highly available connectivity within the region via our ethernet rings. Paired with Performance IP®, INAP’s patented route optimization software, customers in our Seattle flagships get the application availability and performance their customers demand.

Here are the average latency benchmarks on the backbone connection from Seattle:

  • Chicago: 49.2 ms
  • Silicon Valley: 19.0 ms

Our facilities in Seattle offer over 101,500 square feet of space, with 57,000 of square feet of raised flooring. NOC and onsite engineers with remote hands are available 24/7/365.

Download the overview of INAP’s presence in Seattle here [PDF]

140 4th Avenue

This Tier 3, carrier neutral, SOC 2 Type II facility in downtown Seattle offers interconnectivity via high-performing direct backbone connections to Chicago and Silicon Valley on INAP’s high-capacity private network.

  • Space: 40,000 square feet
  • Power:3 MW
  • Network: Performance IP® Mix—AT&T, Cogent Communications, NTT, Zayo, Comcast, Verizon, INAP

Download the spec sheet on this downtown Seattle flagship data center here [PDF]

3355 120th Place

Our Tier 3, carrier neutral, SOC 2 Type II facility located just outside of downtown Seattle is concurrently maintainable, energy efficient and supports high power-density environments of 20+ kW per rack.

  • Space: 65,000 square feet
  • Power:6 MW
  • Network: Performance IP® Mix—AT&T, Cogent, NTT, Zayo, Comcast, Verizon, INAP

Download the spec sheet on this Seattle flagship data center here [PDF]

Spend Portability Appeals for Future-Proofing Infrastructure

Organizations need the ability to be agile as their needs change. With INAP Interchange, INAP Seattle data center customers need not worry about getting locked into a long-term infrastructure solution that might not be the right fit years down the road.

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. For example, should you choose a solution in a data center in the Silicon Valley, but find over time that you need to be closer to a user base in Phoenix, you can easily make the shift.

Colocation, Bare Metal and Private Cloud solutions are eligible for Interchange.

Learn more about INAP Interchange by downloading the FAQ.

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Laura Vietmeyer

Managing Editor

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