By Natalie Bannerman | Capacity Media

Rising Realty Partners, the property investment platform, is set to expand its West 7 Data Center driven by demand for cloud-based IT services and high-speed content delivery in Southern California.

According to JLL, the US-based property firm, the US data centre industry is expected to triple its infrastructure by the year 2020 as a growing number of IoT providers need data storage for cloud services and Asian telecommunications companies enter into the US market. 

Speaking on the news, Tyson Strutzenberg, chief operating officer of Rising Realty Partners, said: "The West 7 Center adds clear value to telecom operators and enterprises in Los Angeles and across Southern California. Not only is it the largest center downtown, but it serves as a gateway to Asia since it is also on the Wilshire corridor, just a few blocks away from One Wilshire. Because the datacenter portion of West 7 Center is entirely subterranean, it is the area’s class-leading facility in terms of seismic safety and disaster recovery."

The Tier III facility is located in downtown Los Angeles, has 16 carriers part of its growing tenant roster, and is the largest subterranean space in the city for colocation and operations. As the only carrier-neutral datacentre in Los Angeles, West 7 is well positioned to provide mission-critical colocation services and network diversity for OTTs, carriers, IoT providers, healthcare facilities and government organizations.

Since its launch, the site has undergone numerous upgrades to improve its reliability and efficiency. It is supported by two central with N+1 power/cooling redundancy. In addition, the West 7 Data Center has over 70,000 gallons of fuel on hand, to support the building’s two central plants in case of emergency or power outages.