Stamford-based Cervalis, a provider of technology and IT services, has opened a 168,000-square-foot, high-availability data center in Norwalk, its second such center in the county.
Cervalis bills the 168,000-square-foot center as a secure facility offering colocation, managed hosting, business continuity and disaster recovery, and cloud computing services.
The site is near Interstate 95, the Merritt Parkway and “between Metro North’s East Norwalk and Westport stations,” according to the company, which by policy does not divulge the exact addresses of its data centers for publication.
The facility features 75,000 square feet of raised-floor data center space (above the 500-year flood zone) and 30,000 square feet of dedicated disaster recovery seating with 16 megawatts of redundant electricity powered by two separate utility companies and 3,500 tons of cooling capacity (a ton being the cooling energy in a ton of ice across 24 hours). “Cervalis’ newest data center ensures business resilience,” the company said.
“I am very pleased Cervalis has established such a unique, outstanding facility in Connecticut,” said Michael Boccardi, president and CEO of Cervalis. “This unparalleled operations center can serve as a primary production data center, a backup data center or a hybrid solution for firms that rely on active-active computing environments. Many New York City firms have joined our New England-based clients at our other Connecticut facility, and I expect that trend to continue.”