Expedient, a provider of data center colocation, cloud computing and managed hosting services announced the completion of its third local data center. This newest data center represents the company’s seventh expansion in Cleveland in the last eight years. The opening of additional high-capacity data center space comes on the heels of several other Expedient data center expansions in Columbus, Indianapolis, Memphis and Pittsburgh.
The first phase of the new facility includes over 6,500 square feet of production ready, raised floor compute-space, two 1,500kW generators, two 625 kW UPS and 300 tons of cooling capacity.
Like its existing data center space, the new data center space will be seamlessly connected to the company’s 10 other data centers by way of its fully redundant, 10Gbps fiber optic backbone network. Expedient’s data center expansion will provide local companies with additional capacity for hosting business critical applications, enabling them to increase the availability, security and uptime of their companies’ data and information systems.
The data center will also house Expedient’s sixth generation of cloud computing/virtual hosting pods architected in an N+2 configuration, fueled by Intel and VMware technologies. Each pod has over 3,000GB of memory that can be allocated to customers in 1GB increments and is scalable on demand.
“This latest expansion was built in response to the region’s continuing demand for secure and reliable IT outsourcing solutions and services,” David Salibaat, Regional Vice President commented.
Expedient was built through a series of acquisitions in the early to mid-2000s timeframe, with all of its markets offering experienced data center colocation services for 10 years or more.