RagingWire to Provide High Density Data Center Colocation for Shopify

Highly available and cost effective power and unlimited remote hands and eyes services make RagingWire the ideal choice for the leading cloud-based commerce platform

Las Vegas, Nevada
September 16, 2015

At the Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit (HCTS) today, RagingWire Data Centers, the nation’s premier data center provider and an NTT Communications group company, announced that Shopify, the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform, has selected RagingWire as the new home for its next data center.

Shopify’s commerce platform was designed and built for businesses of all sizes. Since its founding in 2004, the company has processed more than $10 billion in sales across 150 countries. Due to the expansive and evolving demands of their 175,000+ customers and increasing requirements for bandwidth and reliability, Shopify had very strict data center selection criteria: uninterrupted service during times of transition, customer service-focused operations, and infrastructure scalability.

“When we decided to expand into an additional data center location, high density power, cooling, connectivity, and price were our main requirements,” said Dale Neufeld, Director of Technical Operations at Shopify. “We chose RagingWire because of their highly available and cost effective power, unlimited onsite remote hands and eyes, and innovative cooling technologies.”

As a provider of commerce solutions and hosting services to retailers, it is critical that Shopify have the best infrastructure in place to ensure reliability for its merchants. RagingWire is known in the data center industry for designing, building, and operating mission critical data centers.

“RagingWire’s data centers are designed to deliver 100% availability for Shopify’s mission-critical commerce applications,” said Doug Adams, Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at RagingWire. “Our patented 2N+2®architecture allows our customers to move and scale critical power for their IT systems in a way that doesn’t compromise availability or density. By utilizing our 24 x7 Unlimited Remote Hands and Eyes services, RagingWire will help Shopify improve IT efficiencies and overall system availability.”

As part of NTT Communications, RagingWire is one of the most financially strong companies in the data center industry and among the largest wholesale colocation providers worldwide. In April of this year, RagingWire opened its new CA3 data center in Sacramento, California expanding that campus to a total of 680,000 square feet. The company has begun leasing its new VA2 data center in Ashburn, Virginia, which when combined with the VA1 data center in Ashburn offers a total of 290,000 square feet of space and 28.4 megawatts of power. RagingWire recently announced plans to build a 1,000,000 square foot data center campus in Dallas, Texas and has broken ground on a new 2,000,000 square foot data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia.

The Hosting + Cloud Transformation Summit (HCTS) is produced by 451 Research, one of the top data center industry analyst firms in the world. Now in its 12th year, HCTS draws an audience of top executives in the hosting, cloud computing, data center, and internet infrastructure sectors. HCTS 2015 introduced the concept of Cloud 2.0 which heralds a fundamental long-term shift, spanning infrastructure from the edge to the data center core, as enterprises leverage both private clouds and cloud service providers to meet growing application and business needs. Doug Adams of RagingWire was a featured speaker at HCTS 2015, presenting as part of a panel discussion on “Skating to Where the Enterprise Puck is Going.”

About RagingWire Data Centers
RagingWire Data Centers designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centers that deliver 100% availability and high-density power. The company currently has over 80MW of critical IT load spread across nearly 1 million square feet of data center infrastructure in Northern California and Ashburn, Virginia, with significant growth plans in both locations, Texas, and other top North American data center markets. As an NTT Communications group company, RagingWire is one of the most financially strong companies in the data center industry and is part of the global network of 140 data centers operated by NTT Communications as part of the NexcenterTM brand.

With customizable colocation environments and flexible designs for wholesale and retail buyers, a carrier neutral philosophy, extensive compliance, and the highest customer loyalty in the industry as measured by the Net Promoter® Score, RagingWire meets the needs of top internet, enterprise, and government organizations. The company’s patented power delivery systems and EPA ENERGY STAR® rated facilities position RagingWire as an industry leader in reliability and efficiency. More information is available at www.ragingwire.com.