Blucora Establishes Presence in Telx’s Seattle Data Center
Leading search and financial Internet business is first anchor client for Telx in the Pacific Northwest
New York, NY (July 10, 2012) – 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 Integate.Seattle-East campus just south of Seattle, Washington.
This 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 avail the facility 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 in 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.”
“Forging a relationship with Telx at their new Seattle facility follows our company’s ongoing operating practices to work with leading technology providers in the Pacific Northwest,” said Wayson Vannatta, senior director of IT and Operations. “Our two online businesses require best-in class support services, and we believe we have found a partner in Telx to help with that support. We look forward to working with them to continue our excellent service to our business partners and customers.”
July marks an exciting month for Telx in the Pacific Northwest, with the grand opening of Telx’s Seattle and Portland data centers. Telx will host a grand opening event of its new Portland data center, PRT1 on July 16th 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Then two days later, Telx will host a grand opening event of its new Seattle data center, SEA1 on July 18th, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
At both events, attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry experts on topics such as data center operations; IT infrastructure technologies, financial services, as well as participate in a discussion about the current state of the data center industry and related fields. Cocktails and refreshments will be served, and tours of the new data centers will be given.
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Blucora operates two leading Internet businesses. Our InfoSpace business provides online search and monetization solutions to a network of more than 100 partners globally. Through TaxACT, we provide online tax preparation solutions to consumers and professional preparers. The Blucora team brings decades of experience operating and investing in digitally-enabled businesses. More information about Blucora may be found at www.blucora.com. Follow and subscribe to Blucora on Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and data center services in strategic, high-demand North American markets. With 19 datacenters supported by 100% Uptime SLAs and 24 Hour Cross Connect guarantees, Telx increases speed to market and reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to a community of the industry’s highest performance networks and access to 1,000+ customers, including leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, cloud providers, content providers and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City, servicing 13 US markets with five facilities across the New York / New Jersey Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, four facilities in California (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and two in Santa Clara), two Pacific Northwest facilities (Seattle and Portland), and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C.
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