Posted by Heidi Schwartz
Expedient Data Centers, a provider of colocation, cloud computing, managed hosting and Internet related connectivity services, has announced the groundbreaking of the first phase of a new data center in Dublin, OH. The addition of the new Dublin data center facility comes on the heels of Expedient’s 2013 expansion at its Upper Arlington Data Center, which opened in 2011. Expedient officials cite brisk market response at the recently opened Upper Arlington facility and a continually strengthening relationship with the Columbus technology community as the primary drivers for its latest investment.
“The site selection process was incredibly thorough,” said Bryan Smith, Expedient’s Regional Vice President. “We were fortunate to secure a location which is directly adjacent to an electrical substation, which in our business, equates to enhanced availability to a reliable power source. There are also 14 fiber optic telecommunications/data-transport providers physically present at the property, which will give our customers a variety of options for data transport diversity,” added Smith.
City of Dublin Director of Development Dana McDaniel said: “Expedient’s announcement to expand in the City of Dublin is a clear indication of our growing ability to meet not only business demands for reliable infrastructure, but also for access to a highly qualified workforce needed to support the new technologies hosted within these facilities.
“This is clearly a win for all information technology companies in central Ohio, with the establishment of another local outlet aimed at meeting their growing demands for reliable and convenient data center hosting solutions,” added McDaniel.
According to Smith, the new data center in Dublin will ultimately triple Expedient’s footprint in the Columbus and at the same time will make Expedient the region’s only data center provider capable of offering both in-market geographic diversity and seamless out-of-market, off-site hosting alternatives. This new facility, along with Expedient’s other 2014 expansions, will bring Expedient’s 10 data center production capacity to a total of 275,000 square feet from which over 1,400 business customers are served.
Smith said this is a “ground-up” build investment and the cost of the initial phase, which represents about one third of the total data center capacity, will exceed $22 million. Once all three computing rooms are fully built out, the total investment is projected to exceed $52 million.
“In just a few short years since coming to Columbus in 2011, the market has become core to our business strategy,” explained Shawn McGorry, Expedient President and COO. “Thanks to the support of our customers, the great partnerships we’ve enjoyed in the community, and, of course, the hard work of our employees, we are delighted to expand our commitment to the mid-Ohio region. We are dedicated to earn and re-earn again, our position of trusted advisor for outsourced IT infrastructure and cloud computing solutions in all the markets we serve.”