Colo Atl, a subsidiary of American Tower, has launched American Tower Edge Data Centers at tower sites in Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boulder, Colorado; Denver; Jacksonville, Florida; and Pittsburgh. The facilities are available to existing and future Colo Atl tenants for additional interconnection and collocation.
In Atlanta, the facility gives customers an alternative location to the centralized metro data centers and is strategically located on the network edge. The purpose-built 360-square-foot, 100-kilowatt facility provides eight customer cabinets, comprising 20 quarter-cabinet lockers and three full cabinets. The connectivity-enabled, multi-tenant, neutral-host edge data center maximizes flexibility and is directly connected via dark fiber to Colo Atl.
American Tower Edge Data Centers are being introduced to the market as demands increase for high-bandwidth, low-latency applications like cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, internet of things (IoT), big data, machine learning, cybersecurity and augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR).
“Now is the optimal time to invest and pave the way for enabling the next generation network and computing architectures,” adds Whitney Pesot, product manager, U.S. innovation for American Tower. “American Tower is committed to innovation and supporting the needs of our customers now and in the future.”
American Tower Edge Data Centers offer turnkey infrastructure, primary and backup power distribution, fire monitoring, security, and cooling. Using the ground space of existing towers, where connectivity already occurs, American Tower Edge Data Centers create an improved network architecture closer to key operators, which features guaranteed network service levels and 24/7/365 network operations center. The data centers feature secure areas with access control and 24/7/365 site monitoring.