Wave, Centeris complete 86-acre trans-Pacific data center in Seattle

Wave and Centeris have completed what is being billed as the nation's first trans-Pacific broadband data and fiber hub, combining Wave's fiber network infrastructure and Centeris's massive 86-acre data center campus near Seattle.

The Transpacific Hub (TPH) will provide secure connectivity and IT power for businesses throughout the West Coast and Asian markets that want data compute, storage, disaster recovery, and cloud computing applications. The TPH runs on Wave's fiber network in California, Oregon, and Washington, as well as a subsea fiber cable system connecting directly to Asian markets. According to the Seattle Times, the facility has 56,000 square feet dedicated to housing servers.

Wave used part of its $130 million in funding secured in 2015 to directly connect the new hub to the undersea cables. That money has also helped Wave expand its Ethernet fiber network throughout the Northwest. According to GeekWire, Wave now has 7,000 miles of fiber installed. With the new deal with Centeris, Wave now providing fiber connections for 80 data centers on the West coast.

Centeris's South Hill campus, site of the new data center, has 50 megawatts of dedicated power and access to Seattle's Westin Building Exchange facilitated by Wave's fiber network.

"There is strong geographic compatibility between Wave and Centeris, and we both believe that the Seattle area is an ideal location to provide the combination of data center assets, reliable and green power and fiber needed for the Transpacific Hub," Centeris board director Simon Lee said in a statement.

"Integrating the power of Centeris with the connectivity of Wave provides enterprise, government and wholesale customers access to a world-class, Seattle-area facility that can also leverage data centers elsewhere or provide needed redundancy," Patrick Knorr, Wave EVP of business, said in a statement.

The companies said initial customers include domestic and international gaming, content, technology, logistics, ecommerce, and financial service companies.

For more:
- read this press release
- read this Seattle Times story
- read this GeekWire story

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