DataBank’s Pittsburgh Carrier Hotel Data Center: Driving Innovation for High-Performance Computing Clusters
Our Pittsburgh carrier hotel, PIT1, provides colocation data center services to dozens of customers and is a key infrastructure provider to innovators in an area featuring an abundance of technology expertise. Located at Nova Place in the Allegheny Technology Center Mall, PIT1 is just minutes from Acrisure Stadium (formerly Heinz Field) and PNC Park—the homes of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
As a carrier hotel, PIT1 delivers five key benefits:
As one of the most connected data center locations in the Pittsburgh metro, PIT1 is the premier facility for the region’s fast-growing university and research-driven High-Performance Computing clusters. PIT1 is also situated close to the key U.S. connectivity triangle running from New York City to Ashburn and New Hope in Virginia, which are all major public-cloud nodes.
The PIT1 colocation data center features direct connections with 28 carriers, including AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and Zayo. Customers also benefit from multiple fiber points of entryway diversely fed from both streets surrounding the plaza—from the West Commons side and the East Commons side into the PIT1 data center—as well as interconnection conduit and innerduct infrastructure utilized by the many network providers serving PIT1. For cloud on-ramps, PIT1 offers local loop connections to Megaport, , Console Connect, PacketFabric, Unitas Global, and hyperscale cloud providers.
Within the data center, DataBank provides managed Internet services and extensive cross-connects among customers and with TeraSwitch, which operates the Pittsburgh Internet Peering Exchange (PIT-IX). PIT1 also connects with the DataBank’s PIT2 data center (in Summit Park, less than 15 miles away) via multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) and dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM). PIT2 recently added 10 megawatts of power for critical IT loads that customers have leveraged for its connectivity back to PIT1.
Connectivity for Innovators in the Pittsburgh Area
Near Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne University as well as the University of Pittsburgh and its renowned medical center (UPMC), the Pittsburgh area has access to some of the top innovative talent in the country. With PIT1, DataBank continues to play a vital role in facilitating this innovation by providing data center space, connectivity, power, and cooling to enterprises and organizations that require high-performance computing.
You can look for the carrier hotels in DataBank’s portfolio of data centers on the interactive map on this website’s home page. Also, check below for these related resources:
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