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401 N Broad: The Most Interconnected Data Center in Philadelphia Providing Wholesale, Retail, and Office Space for Cutting-Edge Innovations

Discover 401 N Broad, Philadelphia's most interconnected data center offering reliable connectivity, compliance, and amenities for today's digital businesses.

Netrality’s 401 N Broad facility occupies an entire city block with its own dedicated zip code at Broad and Callowhill Streets in Philadelphia’s Center City District. It is located at the epicenter of the edge, home to extensive long-haul and metro fiber routes, and is a major junction for the north-south domestic fiber routes on the east coast. Our facility provides long-term stability, premier customer data center services, and a robust ecosystem of +90 unique providers, including 35 peering networks and 3 peering exchanges.

401 N Broad the Right Choice for your Data Center and Business Needs.

Connectivity. It has six diverse points of entry (POEs), a carrier-neutral Meet-Me-Room, and a core interconnection site.    

Infrastructure. The structure has ceiling heights of 12 feet (slab to slab), column spacing of 22 feet, floor loading of 200 lbs./square feet center to center, freight elevators with a capacity of 10,000 lbs., and a multi-bay, secure loading dock. The building is built on a flood-proof foundation outside the designated 100-year floodplain.

Electrical. The electrical system includes multiple 13,200 voltage feeds from Callowhill substation. It has an N+1 generator plant outfitted with multiple 4MW engines. The entire plant and generator system is designed to support up to twelve engines, all hosted within the building. The infrastructure has a water capacity of 3,600 tons (N+1) backed up by generators.

Cooling. Our colocation suites are supported with N+1 redundant pumps fed from a central cooling loop connected to a 3600-ton N+1 cooling tower plant on the roof. Cooling across all data halls is maintained with N+1 redundancy from CRAC and CRAH cooling units. Customer environments are enhanced with cold or hot aisle containment paneling systems.

Compliance and Security. The facility has SSAE 16 SOC 1 and SOC 2 Type 2 reporting, is HIPPA and PCI compliant, and provides our tenants and customers with 24/7/365 key card access.

Amenities. It features tenant meeting rooms, conference areas, a tech lounge, a 10,000 square feet event space, and secure onsite parking and storage.  

Upgrade Your Office to The Heart of Philadelphia

401 North Broad is ideal for work and leisure. It is centrally located near the Spring Arts/Loft District, Fairmount, City Hall, Convention Center, and Reading Terminal Market. The building is about three blocks from the Septa Broad Street subway line and a two-minute drive from the on and off-ramps of I-676, connecting motorists to I-76 and I-95. Numerous new restaurants, gourmet delis, micro-breweries, and more surround it.

Philadelphia is the Hub for Innovation and Technology

Netrality’s 401 North Broad is one of the East Coast’s most fiber-dense, network-neutral facilities. Along with our facility at 1102 Grand, Kansas City, 401 N Broad offers direct onramps to Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect. As building owners and operators, our facility provides wholesale data center, retail, and office space that enable 5G test-bed environments for tenants.

Biotechnology and life sciences companies, including Achilles Therapeutics and Biomeme, have headquarters at 401 N Broad. Achilles Therapeutics is a UK-based clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, and Biomeme is a leading developer and manufacturer of portable, real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing solutions. Most recently, Carbon Reform, a green startup working on carbon capture innovation and air quality technology, became our newest tenant. Additionally, gaming companies like Nerd Street recognize the advantages of making their home at our facility by choosing our location to open the nation’s first esports campus.

401 N Broad is a major data and Internet traffic hub, providing reliable network interconnection infrastructure for carriers, service providers, and enterprise customers. Our data center’s robust ecosystem of IT service providers includes AT&T, Verizon, Akamai, Comcast, Crown Castle, Hurricane Electric, Lumen, Megaport, PacketFabric, PCH Technologies, PhillyIX, Windstream, and Zayo, to name a few. Our partners provide our tenants and customers with ultra-low latency, reliability, scalability, security, and compliance, allowing businesses in our data center to remain competitive in today’s technologically advanced landscape. To learn more about 401 N Broad, contact us today!

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