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Internap officially opened its 101,000 sq ft New York Metro data center in Secaucus, New Jersey on Thursday 16th January.
The open house night included presentations from the company’s SVP of Data Center Services, Mike Higgins and SVP of Technology, Raj Dutt.

Higgins’ presentation included a detailed look at maps of the town which highlight the 100-year and 500-year flood plains however; the facility is built outside of the flood plains.

Inside the new Secaucus facility
Inside the new Secaucus facility

The facility has been built with slightly higher elevation following the effects of Hurricane Sandy throughout the area in 2012.

Internap said it believes many of its customers will move from the company’s current facility at 111 8th Avenue in Manhattan to the new Secaucus facility throughout 2014.

It is reported Outbrain will be transporting about 1,000 servers across the Hudson to Secaucus.
The company hosted a panel at the event in which it showcase three of its clients- Outbrain, Shutterstock and eXelate. The clients all run advanced infrastructure across multiple data centers.

All three are currently using colocation and a select few use bare metal servers.
Internap’s SVP of Technology, Raj Dutt said that there is a lot of ‘hype’ about the cloud and that on a long-term workload, colocation is going to be more cost effective.

“Don’t follow the cloud hype, build an infrastructure that combines colo and cloud, and makes sense for your apps,” Dutt said.
More information on the data center can be found here.