Integra Plans Data Center Expansion

Integra is expanding its footprint with plans to connect to an additional 13 data centers in the West, coming online by the end of the year.

Enterprises and other networked businesses increasingly turn to data centers to seamlessly expand content storage capacity, boost bandwidth for wide area network integration and remote-office connectivity, and to leverage private and public cloud IT solutions.  As Integra has expanded its reach into a broad array of enterprise customers, including those in key markets such as health care and professional services, growing the company’s network of connected data centers continues to be a business priority.

It already connects to 62 data center locations across its fiber network to facilitate delivery of high-bandwidth products to enterprise and wholesale customers. Integra has metro and long-haul fiber networks to connect business locations. The company offers comprehensive carrier Ethernet services, including private Layer 2 E-Line services for secure point-to-point or hub-and-spoke connectivity between multiple locations. Data center tenants can also use Integra’s managed services for private networking and business continuity/disaster recovery (BCDR) offerings, such as wavelength services and cloud firewall service.

“As Integra continues to expand our fiber footprint and optimize our network solutions for cloud connectivity, our growing roster of third-party data centers represents a significant business opportunity and an ideal pairing of our network resources to the needs of enterprise and wholesale customers,” said Joseph Harding, Integra’s CMO. “We’re pleased with the acceleration we’ve achieved with our data center strategy and look forward to further expansion into strategic locations in the coming months.”

Integra’s on-network data centers include several locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. In the California Bay Area, Integra is adding six new data centers to a metro region network that includes four connected data centers today; in addition, Integra is currently adding seven more data centers to other locations in its network, including four in the Phoenix area.

Integra estimates that the 62 data centers on its networks now extend to more than three million square feet of data center floor space.