First KeyBlock Arrives at Keystone NAP Advanced Data Center Site

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Custom-designed stackable, modular IT vault ready for customer arrivals in early 2015.

First KeyBlock Arrives at Keystone NAP Advanced Data Center Facility Entrance

"By deploying these unique modules, we can deliver significant efficiency and performance benefits over a traditional multi-tenant data center, along with the security advantages of a private, customer-owned site," said Peter Ritz, CEO of Keystone NAP.

Just in time for the New Year, Keystone NAP, the company responsible for launching the first advanced data center in the Northeast, is announcing the arrival of the first KeyBlock IT module for its multi-tenant data center site situated on the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The custom-designed KeyBlock IT modules were co-developed with Schneider Electric and are configured to meet individual customer needs for power, cooling, and communications network connectivity. The first KeyBlock arrived at Keystone NAP this week.

Keystone NAP offers a powerful combination of web-scale infrastructure and advanced data center services. Taking a page from some of the world's leading hyper-scale cloud data centers, Keystone NAP selected a modular design providing maximum performance levels and resource efficiency. Each KeyBlock acts as a private, secure customer vault and offers a customizable data center environment within the broader multi-tenant facility.

Unlike in other modular data centers, Keystone NAP will deploy KeyBlock modules in stacks throughout the facility, an architecture which allows for more efficient use of real estate. The next shipment of KeyBlocks is scheduled to arrive in February.

"The old model of warehousing server racks in padlocked cages doesn't work anymore," said Peter Ritz, Founder and CEO of Keystone NAP. "Companies increasingly need to customize their power and connectivity configurations and ensure that data is securely isolated from outside threats. This is what KeyBlocks are designed to do. By deploying these unique modules, we can deliver significant efficiency and performance benefits over a traditional multi-tenant data center, along with the security advantages of a private, customer-owned site."

At roughly 45 feet by 21 feet, each KeyBlock is pre-fabricated in a factory, and then customized to meet customer requirements for power, cooling, network and security. Each module offers atomic, consistent, isolated and durable (ACID) power services ranging from 100 watts to 400 watts per square foot. Cooling units in each KeyBlock are complemented by a hot-air containment system designed like two horizontal chimneys situated alongside each server rack aisle. Custom SLAs for power, cooling, and redundancy are available depending on an individual company's needs.

For more details on the KeyBlock design, please visit: http://www.KeystoneNAP.com/keystone-nap-implements-prefabricated-modular-design-for-its-advanced-data-center-facility.

About Keystone NAP
Keystone NAP is the only advanced data center in the Northeast to combine extreme power durability and comprehensive connectivity with the multi-tenant data center services, security, and capacity that today’s web-scale enterprises require. Built on the site of a former steel mill in Fairless Hills, PA, Keystone NAP has an inherited power infrastructure capable of supporting virtually unlimited expansion, and a diverse telecommunications architecture with connections to many major peering points via nearly 151,000 route miles of fiber. A cut above the traditional data center, Keystone NAP also offers enterprise-class services for optimizing and continually managing network connectivity to ensure the highest application performance possible. Safe from the hazards of an urban environment, but also convenient to several major cities, Keystone NAP answers a critical market need for advanced data center services on the east coast. For more information, please visit http://www.KeystoneNAP.com or call 1-844-KEYBLOCK (539-2562).

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