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November 12, 2009 – Private Cages

Private cages are now in place inside our meet-me room. As you can see from the photos, a few carrier providers already have their equipment in place, and we are continuing to add more as the meet-me room build moves forward.

Cage Photo 1   Cage Photo 3   Cage Photo 3
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November 2, 2009 – Mantrap Construction

The construction of our mantrap is underway. When completed, it will feature a multi-factor, five-point authentication system through a combination of keycard use, PIN entry, and an iris scan. All visitors will be required to pass through the mantrap to enter our datacenter and/or view our meet-me room.

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October 21, 2009 – Video of Meet-me Room Construction

Our meet-me room is approaching completion! Take a look at this time-elapsed video showing the installation of ladder racks. Carrier fiber from our cross-connect room runs inside conduit along the racks to the provider partner equipment inside our meet-me room.

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October 15, 2009 – More Carrier Fiber

Another carrier is in our facility. Level (3) Communications pulled fiber into our cross-connect room, joining our other providers.

As these photos show, the fiber was brought into the cross-connect room from our meet-me vaults, where it will be put into a protective conduit and run along ladder racks out into the meet-me room.

Carrier Fiber Photo 1   Carrier Fiber Photo 2   Carrier Fiber Photo 3
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October 13, 2009 – Pulling Carrier Fiber

The first two provider carriers are in Phoenix NAP’s cross-connect room. AGL Networks and AboveNet pulled fiber from our meet-me vaults located near the edge of our property into our facility.

As indicated in these photos, AboveNet’s fiber backbone features diverse east and west routes around Phoenix, and our meet-me vaults are configured to support multiple providers.

Carrier Fiber Photo 1   Carrier Fiber Photo 2   Carrier Fiber Photo 3
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October 9, 2009 – Meet-me Room Floating Floor Tile

Have you ever seen a floor tile levitate? Take a look at this video that highlights the performance of 80-ton CRAH (computer room air handlers) units within our meet-me room!

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October 5 – CRAH Demonstration Video

Ever wonder how powerful 80-ton CRAH units (computer room air handlers) are? Take a look at this short video showing Director of Datacenter Operations Jordan Jacobs keeping a hat from flying up!

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October 2, 2009 – CRAH Units

The service galley adjacent to our meet-me room contains three 80-ton CRAH (computer room air handler) units. When fully engaged, they will provide 240 tons of cooling for our meet-me room and cross-connect room!

CRAH Units Photo 1   CRAH Units Photo 2   CRAH Units Photo 3
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October 2, 2009 – Meet-me Room Racks

The inside of our meet-me room is really beginning to take shape. Racks are being installed and construction of the room continues to move along nicely.

MMR Rack Photo 1   MMR Rack Photo 2   MMR Rack Photo 3
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September 17, 2009 – Raised-floor Installation Video

As seen in some of our previous posts, the 36-inch raised-floor inside our meet-me room has been installed. Check out this time-elapsed video showing the installation!

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