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Erdy McHenry Architecture
915 Orianna Street
Philadelphia PA 19123
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Meridian Telesis

Meridian Telesis serves the co-location needs of growing Internet and Web-centric businesses, internet service providers, application service providers, data warehousing companies, telecommunications carriers, and other businesses that need professionally maintained, secure facilities for the deployment of internet and telecommunications equipment.

As companies migrate mission-critical content and transactions to the internet, this flagship co-location facility for Meridian Telesis provides non-stop, non-congested, fault-tolerant and scalable operations to allow them to perform globally over the internet. The flagship is located within the newly completed Port of Technology within the University City Science Center, a consortium of universities, research centers and state and local governments including the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Carnegie Mellon University, Penn State University, the City of Philadelphia, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Meridian Telesis’s co-location facilities are designed to provide state-of-the-art, secure, full-service, neutral operating environments of typically 10,000 to 15,000 square feet in the first-phase build out for co-location of customer equipment and associated environmental and power systems. This technology is at the physical center of the facility and central to the architectural expression of the products and services offered by Meridian Telesis. High-tech glass separating the public area from the co-location space obscures views into the servers until an individual has received clearance from the N.O.C. The N.O.C., providing continuous technical support and monitoring, is very much on display to guide visitors and technicians to the secure access point for clearance. The yellow pillbox shape is environmentally separate from the co-location facility but affords 180-degree surveillance of the co-location facility and its surrounding support functions.

Providing its clients up to 20,000 square feet of world-class co-location space, the facility’s infrastructure parameters include the following features:

  • Biometric Security
  • Carrier neutrality
  • Up to OC-48 bandwidth
  • SONET ring redundancy from multiple providers
  • Dual fiber feeds into the facility
  • Dual power feeds from separate utility substations
  • Enhanced HVAC, fire suppression and power back-up systems
  • 24-hour, 365-day staffing at our on-site Network Operations Center (NOC)
  • Guarded access and Biometric security
  • Continuous Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) monitoring
  • Technical support

The facility juxtaposes high-end office space with elements of raw technology in order to express the duality of today’s high-tech culture.