Blucora Establishes Presence in Telx's Seattle Data Center
Leading Search and Financial Internet Business Is First Anchor Client
for Telx in the Pacific Northwest
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/10/13 -- Telx(R), a leading
provider of global interconnectivity, cloud enablement services and
100% Uptime SLA data centers, today announced that Blucora, Inc.
(NASDAQ: BCOR) has established its presence as an anchor client in
Telx's new, high-power density data center, "SEA1," located on
Sabey's Intergate.Seattle-East campus just south of Seattle,
The expansion provides Blucora with access to Telx's extensive
financial services community and represents the first major client
deployment for Telx in the Seattle market. As a colocation and
interconnection client in Telx's Seattle data center, Blucora can now
offer customers in the Pacific Northwest high-performance
connectivity to Blucora's business platforms through InfoSpace, an
online search and monetization solutions business with a network of
more than 100 partners worldwide; and TaxACT, an online tax
preparation service for consumers, business owners and professional
Telx's SEA1 facility is a fully-conditioned data center property with
an estimated $120 million of conditioning investment to date, with
114,000 gross rentable square feet and 54,000 of data center white
space. The building is currently served with 9MW with 5.4MW of IT
Load of power, however is upgradeable to high power availability from
the campus. A modular deployment strategy will provide the facility
with the ability to offer 5-15KW power cabinet densities to customers
with significantly less investment than would be required in a
The continued demand for both colocation and wholesale data center
services from the Seattle business community has grown, ranging from
companies in manufacturing, health care, information technology and
communications, biotechnology and maritime. Telx's SEA1 facility
enables new and existing Telx clients to grow and expand their
services in the Pacific Northwest.
"Today's announcement with Blucora is an exciting moment for Telx as
we further solidify our presence and national portfolio in the
fast-growing Seattle market," said Chris Downie, president and chief
financial officer for Telx. "The growing demand for secure
infrastructure by businesses in the Pacific Northwest makes Telx's
commitment to Seattle an important long-term investment for our
continued growth. We are pleased to bring on Blucora as the first
anchor client at our SEA1 facility. Working with a respected company
such as Blucora will help Telx make further inroads in the Seattle
market while increasing our service offerings for our existing and
"Forging a relationship with Telx at their new Seattle facility
follows our company's ongoing operating practices to work with
leading technology providers in the Pacific Northwest," said Wayson
Vannatta, senior director of IT and Operations. "Our two online
businesses require best-in class support services, and we believe we
have found a partner in Telx to help with that support. We look
forward to working with them to continue our excellent service to our
business partners and customers."
July marks an exciting month for Telx in the Pacific Northwest, with
the grand opening of Telx's Seattle and Portland data centers. Telx
will host a grand opening event of its new Portland data center, PRT1
on July 16th 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Then two days later,
Telx will host a grand opening event of its new Seattle data center,
SEA1 on July 18th, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
At both events, attendees will have the opportunity to network with
industry experts on topics such as data center operations; IT
infrastructure technologies, financial services, as well as
participate in a discussion about the current state of the data
center industry and related fields. Cocktails and refreshments will
be served, and tours of the new data centers will be given.
To register to attend the Telx Portland data center opening event,
To register to attend the Telx Seattle Data Center opening event,
For more information on the SEA1 data center, please visit
Blucora operates two leading Internet businesses.
Our InfoSpace business provides online search and monetization
solutions to a network of more than 100 partners globally. Through
TaxACT, we provide online tax preparation solutions to consumers and
professional preparers. The Blucora team brings decades of experience
operating and investing in digitally-enabled businesses. More
information about Blucora may be found at www.blucora.com. Follow and
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Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and data
center services in strategic, high-demand North American markets.
With 19 datacenters supported by 100% Uptime SLAs and 24 Hour Cross
Connect guarantees, Telx increases speed to market and reduces
connectivity costs by providing direct connections to a community of
the industry's highest performance networks and access to 1,000+
customers, including leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, cloud
providers, content providers and enterprises. Telx is a privately
held company headquartered in New York City, servicing 13 US markets
with five facilities across the New York / New Jersey Metro area, two
facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, four facilities in
California (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and two in Santa Clara), two
Pacific Northwest facilities (Seattle and Portland), and facilities
in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C.
For more information about Telx, visit: http://www.telx.com. Become a
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