CRN was invited to take a behind-the-scenes (and under the floor) tour of service provider PAETEC's latest data center in Andover, Mass. The new data center is PAETEC's third and complements the two in Pennsylvania (Conshohocken and Bethlehem). It's also the first of four new data centers PAETEC (which was recently honored as one of CRN's 75 Coolest Telecom Companies) plans to open in the next few months, with more to follow in Houston, Milwaukee and Phoenix.
The new flagship data center will serve mostly New England customers and provide data, voice and Internet solutions. It also serves as a massive step forward in PAETEC's support of cloud computing. The two-story, 92,700-square-foot data center sits on six acres and features roughly an acre -- 42,850 square feet -- of raised floor space.
Here's an inside look at PAETEC's new data center.