Data Center Shaping the Future of Cloud Computing in Southern California

According to TechSci Research, the US Internet of Things (IoT) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 14 percent until 2022. This bodes well for the American data center sector, which is set to triple its infrastructure by 2020.  Strategically located on the Wilshire Corridor, just a few blocks from One Wilshire, the West 7 Center stands out as an optimal choice for a growing number of IoT providers seeking data storage for their cloud services.

Purchased by Rising Realty Partners (Rising) in 2016, West 7 Center is the only Los Angeles building purpose-built as a carrier-neutral data center. With the largest subterranean space in the city, it is directly positioned to offer mission-critical colocation services and network diversity for OTTs, carriers, IoT providers, healthcare facilities and government organizations.

“The West 7 Center adds clear value to telecom operators and enterprises in Los Angeles and across Southern California. Not only is it the largest center downtown, but it serves as a gateway to Asia since it is just a few blocks away from One Wilshire. Because the data center portion of West 7 Center is entirely subterranean, it is the area’s class-leading facility in terms of seismic safety and disaster recovery.” – Tyson Strutzenberg, Chief Operating Officer, Rising Realty Partners

With 16 carriers already a part of its growing tenant roster, West 7 Center is proving an attractive option for tech and telecom companies looking to establish and grow their presence in Los Angeles. Recently, Internet company Evocative moved in with a long-term lease of 42,000 square feet. Notably, West 7 Center is Evocative’s first data center location in Los Angeles; it has others in the Silicon Valley, Las Vegas and Emeryville. We expect more announcements soon!

West 7 Center’s Key Features

  • Disaster recovery options with N+1/cooling redundancy
  • Over 70,000 gallons of fuel on hand to support the building’s two central plants in case of emergency of power outages
  • Constant upgrades to increase reliability and efficiency
  • Direct access to One Wilshire
  • Network diversity for OTTs and carriers
  • 13 MW of emergency power and 172,000 square feet of space available


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