Colocation is now a top need in Hawaii for local and international content providers wanting to bring their content closer to end users. And for this reason, cabinet capacity is in high demand on the island.
Recently, AlohaNAP — Hawaii’s only multi-tenant, carrier-neutral data center facility with satellite backup capabilities — announced it is increasing its cabinet capacity by almost 70 percent.
Growing customer demand for colocation has caused AlohaNAP’s occupancy to more than double from 40 percent in 2016 to 89 percent at the end of 3Q17 with currant occupancy hovering at 63 percent. To support continued demand, plans are in place for a 2018 expansion and more cabinet capacity.
“The demand at our facility is a healthy combination of local business using our space for production or disaster recovery facilities as well as content coming in from the mainland U.S. and Asia to better serve local end-users, and to reduce the need for backhaul to move this content,” stated John Bonczek, President, 1547 Critical Systems Realty. “Hawaii has been an underserved market from this perspective, and we are committed to supporting the data center requirements of the local business community as well as global providers looking to bring content to the island to fill that gap.”
AlohaNAP is the Pacific region’s premier multi-tenant, carrier-neutral data center. Based in Kapolei, on the island of Oahu, AlohaNAP connects Asia to North America and serves as one of the only purpose-built commercial data centers on Oahu. The facility is situated two miles inland and over 160 feet above sea level, outside of all tsunami and floodplain zones.
AlohaNAP is also a “meet-me” point for high bandwidth capacity, as it provides access to Hawaii Pacific Teleport which is an international satellite communications provider.
To learn more about AlohaNAP, request a meeting with John Bonczek and the AlohaNAP team at PTC’18 in Honolulu, January 21-24.