Hybrid infrastructure provider INAP, has announced the commencement of the Phase II development at its Los Angeles data center, precisely located at 3690 Redondo Beach Ave., Redondo Beach.

The company is starting the new power upgrade about six months after the completion of phase one, which offers 1.4MW of critical load capacity. Upon completion of the second phase development, the data center is expected to have a total critical load capacity of 3.2MW.

“The ability to invest in our customers’ growth and technology transformation is INAP’s paramount consideration when planning and executing projects of this scale,” said Mike Higgins, Senior Vice President of Operations at INAP.

“Given the immense challenges posed by the pandemic, we’re thrilled by the superb performance of our data center operations team, who’ve kept the expansion on schedule, all while operating a high-traffic, live facility under stringent health and safety protocols.”

Expected to be open by the end of March 2021, INAP stated that the Phase II expansion of its Los Angeles flagship data center is in response to customer growth and increase in demand for data center infrastructure which is spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company also looks forward to more rising demand for enterprise colocation, cloud, and multi-platform and low-latency network connectivity in 2021.

“Top-tier colocation and secure enterprise cloud, coupled with high-speed, low-latency networking to the hyperscale public platforms, are the critical building blocks of a successful enterprise hybrid infrastructure solution, and the pandemic is only underscoring that reality,” said Joe Corvaia, Chief Revenue Officer at INAP.

“For businesses to best operate, scale, and transform their technology landscape with velocity, there is no-one-size-fits-all approach to cloud transformation. Many of INAP’s Los Angeles-area customers are taking advantage of our flexible hybrid portfolio and solution spend portability program, which will empower them to migrate to the right environment at the right time for their organization.”

INAP Los Angeles flagship facility was built in 2012, and boasts of a power utility efficiency (PUE) of 1.4 as a multitenant data center. ThisRedondo Beach facility also provides access to INAP’s Performance IP service, private backbone connections to Silicon Valley, Phoenix and Dallas, and direct connections to hyperscale cloud providers via INAP’s Cloud Connect solution.