ScaleMatrix, Centeris to Open Their First Data Center in Seattle

ScaleMatrix will deploy its proprietary dynamic density control cabinets, which are configured to support high-density applications, such as artificial intelligence, high-performance computing and machine learning, at a low utility cost.
Centeris' Seattle Campus
Centeris’ Seattle Campus

ScaleMatrix has opened its newest data center, operated by Centeris, in the southern part of metro Seattle. The new facility is ScaleMatrix’s first expansion in the Pacific Northwest and will provide a plethora of services for potential enterprise clients.

The 200,000-square-foot data center will provide variable and high-density colocation services, along with on-ramp connections to the largest cloud service providers (AWS, Google, Azure). ScaleMatrix will deploy its Dynamic Density Control Cabinets, which support up to 52 kilowatts of cooling in a single enclosure. The technology used by ScaleMatrix will allow support for deep learning, machine learning, artificial intelligence and high-performance computing solutions at a significantly low utility cost.

We are excited to extend the unique capabilities of ScaleMatrix and our DDC platform to the Seattle and Pacific Northwest market, which is a nexus of cloud and AI activity, as well as an attractive gateway to Asia. With enterprise and HPC advancing at a breakneck speed, ScaleMatrix data centers provide an ideal environment for companies at any developmental stage, who want to future-proof their data center investment as part of their hybrid IT strategy,” said Chris Orlando, CEO of ScaleMatrix, in a prepared statement.

The Seattle campus currently offers 50 megawatts of critical IT capacity, upgradable according to demand. The site also boasts several hundred thousand additional square feet, designated for expansion. Centeris’ data center has a power usage effectiveness ranging from 1.15 to 1.2. The Tier 3+ facility also offers managed disaster recovery, backup and managed service solutions. By the first quarter of 2020, it will also feature cloud hosting and private cloud offerings, along with multi-tiered storage services.

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