TierPoint announced 18,000 sqft Seattle data centre



by Andrew Williamson, Technical Director and electrical specialist, AECOM

TierPoint has announced plans to expand its data centre in Seattle’s KOMO Plaza.

The almost 18,000 square feet expansion will include new raised floor, office and support space, featuring fully redundant and generator-backed power; high-efficiency cooling; multi-layer physical security.

All these enhancements meet strict regulatory compliance standards and will offer diverse network connectivity through a group of 15 carriers and onramp providers, including AWS Direct Connect.

“We already have commitments from customers for some of the expanded capacity, and additional room to support the robust demand we’re seeing for colocation and cloud solutions in the Pacific Northwest.”

“Seattle is a key market for us and one of the fastest-growing markets for IT and other technology companies in the country,” said Boyd Goodfellow, region vice president at TierPoint.

TierPoint expects the expansion to be completed later this year, with the total facility then featuring nearly 3.5MW of installed critical load capacity, scalable to 5MW.

The news follows another announcement made earlier this week where TierPoint opened a new 40,000 square feet expansion of its data centre in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park (RTP), developed in partnership with Compass Datacenters.

“The expanded facility puts us in a great position to respond to the significant and growing demand we’re seeing for colocation and cloud solutions in the region,” said Jeff Waide, regional vice president at TierPoint.

Commenced in 2019, the completed expansion includes 18,000 square feet of added office and support space: 22,000 square feet of new raised floor, more than tripling the production space of the original facility.

In addition, it offers fully redundant and generator-backed power, with initial, critical load capacity of 1.2MW expandable to 3.6MW; high-efficiency cooling; diverse high-speed network connectivity; and multi-layer physical security, meeting stringent regulatory compliance standards.