NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/10/13 -- Telx®, a leading provider of global interconnectivity, cloud enablement services and 100% Uptime SLA data centers, today announced that Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOR) has established its presence as an anchor client in Telx's new, high-power density data center, "SEA1," located on Sabey's Intergate.Seattle-East campus just south of Seattle, Washington.
The expansion provides Blucora with access to Telx's extensive financial services community and represents the first major client deployment for Telx in the Seattle market. As a colocation and interconnection client in Telx's Seattle data center, Blucora can now offer customers in the Pacific Northwest high-performance connectivity to Blucora's business platforms through InfoSpace, an online search and monetization solutions business with a network of more than 100 partners worldwide; and TaxACT, an online tax preparation service for consumers, business owners and professional tax preparers.
Telx's SEA1 facility is a fully-conditioned data center property with an estimated $120 million of conditioning investment to date, with 114,000 gross rentable square feet and 54,000 of data center white space. The building is currently served with 9MW with 5.4MW of IT Load of power, however is upgradeable to high power availability from the campus. A modular deployment strategy will provide the facility with the ability to offer 5-15KW power cabinet densities to customers with significantly less investment than would be required in a comparable situation.
The continued demand for both colocation and wholesale data center services from the Seattle business community has grown, ranging from companies in manufacturing, health care, information technology and communications, biotechnology and maritime. Telx's SEA1 facility enables new and existing Telx clients to grow and expand their services in the Pacific Northwest.
"Today's announcement with Blucora is an exciting moment for Telx as we further solidify our presence and national portfolio in the fast-growing Seattle market," said Chris Downie, president and chief financial officer for Telx. "The growing demand for secure infrastructure by businesses in the Pacific Northwest makes Telx's commitment to Seattle an important long-term investment for our continued growth. We are pleased to bring on Blucora as the first anchor client at our SEA1 facility. Working with a respected company such as Blucora will help Telx make further inroads in the Seattle market while increasing our service offerings for our existing and future customers."
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