Company invites locals to party in its new facility, 900 people come along
Expedient Data Centers, the colocation, cloud and managed service provider, has announced the opening of the first phase of a new 60,000 square feet data center in Dublin, Ohio. The addition of a new facility follows Expedient’s 2013 expansion at the Upper Arlington data center, which opened in 2011.
In a move which all data center owners or operators should consider, members of the community have been invited to a grand opening technology week that consists of seven separate, technology-related events. They will take place between Tuesday 11/17 and Thursday 11/19 at the data center, located at 5700 Innovation Drive. Over 900 people have already registered to attend. Expedient executives and engineers will be on site to give tours of the new facility throughout the week.
It’s time to party in the data center
We are building data centers to fulfil demand
Bryan Smith, vice president of Expedient Data Centers, said: “The response of the mid-Ohio market greatly exceeded expectations for our Upper Arlington facility, which opened in 2010, and a continually building demand from the Columbus technology community was the primary driver for adding the Dublin, Ohio facility.”
According to Smith, the new data center in Dublin will ultimately triple Expedient’s footprint in the Columbus market and at the same time, make Expedient the region’s only data center provider capable of offering both on site and off-site hosting alternatives. This new facility, along with Expedient’s 2015 data center expansions, will bring its total area under management to more than 300,000 square feet. Expedient currently serves more than 1,500 business customers across seven cities.
Phase one of the new Dublin data center features 15,000 square feet of 36-inch raised floor space, dual power feeds, four 800 kW Liebert UPS systems, 570 tons of cooling, four Caterpillar diesel generators with 6MW of total capacity and completely diverse telecom entrances.
Like the rest of Expedient’s data centers, the facility will have 24x7x365 local technical support, meet SSAE16, SOC I and SOC II audit requirements and will support customer’s needs to meet PCI-DSS, HIPAA and other industry and regulatory standards.
All of Expedient’s 11 data centers are connected over a fully redundant, 10Gbps Fiber network. Expedient’s other data centers are located in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Baltimore, Boston, Memphis and Indianapolis.