Capacity Growth Is in Response to the Demand of Carriers, Content and Cloud Providers Seeking Direct Access to Asian and North American Telecom Markets
SEATTLE — May 7, 2018 — The Westin Building Exchange (WBX) announces today the completion of the first phase of a new expansion of its Seattle-based carrier hotel / colocation facility. In response to the increased Pacific Northwest demand of carriers, content and cloud providers requiring cost-effective, direct access to American, Asian and Canadian telecommunications markets, WBX is adding 1 MW of critical power capacity to accommodate the growing needs of both new and existing colocation customers.
“WBX is where companies, countries and continents connect,” states Kyle Peters, General Manager, Westin Building Exchange. “The reason that organizations want to establish a presence within the Westin Building Exchange is due to the availability of multiple, cost-effective connectivity options and direct access to all major cloud providers, which are all located in our building. The 1 MW expansion of critical power capacity at WBX demonstrates our continued commitment to providing colocation and infrastructure space that grows with our customers’ evolving business requirements while maximizing their connectivity options and experience within our building.”
Located in downtown Seattle, Washington, WBX is among the most connected carrier hotels on the West Coast, serving as the primary hub for interconnection, hosting and business deployment in the region. Through the facility’s extensive fiber and copper Meet-Me Rooms, WBX provides neutral connectivity points to American, Asian, Canadian and European network service providers, carriers, and ISPs. It also provides access to numerous other networks via the Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX) and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP). The availability of 1 MW of capacity in a concurrently maintainable 2N configuration was launched on May 1, 2018, and will continue to be introduced in phases.
WBX is a connectivity-rich environment, which in addition to being home to the Seattle Internet Exchange, one of the largest free public peering exchanges in the world, provides some of the lowest cross-connect rates in the industry. The facility offers the lowest latency available for transpacific circuits including 170 terabits of recently-landed subsea fiber.
For more information about the Westin Building Exchange, visit www.westinbuilding.com. To schedule a meeting with the WBX team at International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2018, email email@example.com.
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About the Westin Building Exchange
One of the leading data center and colocation facilities in the world, the Westin Building Exchange (WBX) provides neutral connectivity points to Asian, Canadian, European, and American network service providers, carriers, and ISPs, in addition to access to the Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX) and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP), WBX offers direct connection options to public cloud providers and private cloud services via its CloudWest™ solution as well as remote access and peering to the SIX through its Remote Connect™ service option. For more information, visit www.westinbuilding.com.
iMiller Public Relations for The Westin Building Exchange