Georgia based colocation service provider Colo Atl, has announced the opening of its new Edge data center located in the Ben Hill, about 10 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta.

According the company, the new data center is now ready for customers’ onboarding, and will serve as an additional interconnection and colocation facility, as well as an alternative location to the centralized metro data centers.

As a portable facility on the network edge, the new data center features 360 square feet of floor area, 100KW of power capacity, 20 quarter-cabinet lockers, and 3 full cabinets; all for customers. The facility is developed to be a neutral-host edge data center and directly connected via dark fiber to Colo Atl at 55 Marietta downtown.

Colo Atl is a fully-owned subsidiary of American Tower, a telecommunications company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with operations across the United States and in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa and Uganda.

“We are very excited to inform our Colo Atl tenants and community about this brand new edge data center asset, made available to all of our customers and ecosystem partners as an additional option for interconnection and colocation,” said John Ghirardelli, General Manager for Colo Atl and Director, US Innovation for American Tower.

“American Tower’s new edge data center, strategically located in close proximity to our Colo Atl facility, enables us to extend the Colo Atl ecosystem with a reliable solution promoting increased flexibility for existing and future customers.”

Colo Atl  further stated that its edge data centers are being introduced to the market as demands for high bandwidth, low latency applications like cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Machine Learning, cyber-security and AR/VR continue to increase and drive the future of the digital infrastructure landscape.