Rich Miller: New colocation space fills quickly

New colocation space is filling quickly when brought online, according to new data from the telecom research firm TeleGeography. Global colocation service providers surveyed by TeleGeography have added 1.66 million square feet (154,016 square meters) of new space since the beginning of 2008, many of which were more than 50 percent full by mid-year 2009.

“While ample capacity is available in aggregate, operators in some cities, such as London, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, reported fill rates of more than 80 percent” for their colocation footprints, TeleGeography said in announcing an update of its Colocation Database, one of the company’s paid services.

“Despite a global capital crunch, capacity growth has not stagnated, and operators with strong operational cash flow continue to build new sites,” it reports. The markets with the most new colocation supply have been Hybderabad, India (230,000 square feet), Washington/Northern Virginia (214,000 SF), Dallas (166,000 SF), Amsterdam (150,000 SF) and London (131,000 SF), according to TeleGeography.

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Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.