– Joanna Styczen, Technical Writing Director, iMiller Public Relations, says:
Infomart Data Centers recently announced the launch of a new Building Meet-Me Room (BMMR) inside its Infomart Dallas data center, offering users direct access to international and domestic network, content, cloud and Internet service providers.
To enable low-cost interconnection between more than 70 network carriers and all colocation customers within the building, Infomart is disrupting the traditional MMR model by waiving monthly cross-connect fees – a “rare approach for a wholesale data center provider of its size” according to 451 Research’s Research Director for North American Data Centers, Kelly Morgan. The national wholesale data center provider already has commitments from several carriers to build into its BMMR, including global Internet exchange DE-CIX and local dark network provider InnerCity FiberNet.
At 1.6 million square feet, Infomart Dallas is one of the nation’s largest carrier hotels as well as a hub of connectivity for the Southern U.S. In addition to housing 28 unique data center suites, the building is home to Infomart’s newly commissioned 3 MW data center.
According to Infomart President John Sheputis, the new BMMR is just one phase of the company’s larger strategy emphasizing connectivity in not only Dallas, but across all of its data center locations in Portland, Silicon Valley and Ashburn, to further facilitate the industry-wide convergence of telecommunications and data centers while keeping connectivity costs low.