Modular data center operator lands key clients and gets new backing
Keystone NAP has got $15 million more funding for its project of building a data center in a former factory in Pennsylvania. And the company also reports new customers for its services, delivered from a modular build within the buliding.
The building has walls
When we first looked at Keystone NAP it seemed like an interesting concept. It wasn’t the first company to try repurposing buildings on the site, formerly a major steel plant, but it was first to get the concept off the ground. And the fact that it hsa opened for business using containerized data center modules in an uncompleted building was certainly worth noting.
The building now has all its walls, and Keystone NAP has not only been able to acquire additional funding (to the tune of $15 million) but has started landing much more high-profile clients, including a major regional healthcare provider.
Two managed service providers, Xtium and Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), have expanded their own data center footprints by selecting Keystone NAP - in both cases, for their third data center facility. These two operators represent the broad ends of the data center and services spectrum with Xtium being an x86 managed services and hosting company, while SIAS specializes in the IBM AS/400 and Power environments (i5OS, AAIX, Linux) offering IAAS services and IBM’s PureSystems PureFlex platform.
The regional healthcare provider that recently selected Keystone NAP is Aria healthcare, which runs three hospitals and dozens of Fast Care clinics, along with a large provider network in the northeast part of the US. It has selected Keystone NAP for colocation services as well as disaster recovery and business continuity solutions and will be leveraging the IBM PureFlex environment to support their mid-range services.
Keystone has also stated that an unnamed financial services provider bsed in New Jersey began using Keystone NAP, including the containerized architecture and multiple redundant power and connectivity options available onsite, after a critical outage hit its existing infrastructure. Keystone is providing managed connectivity to nine locations across multiple states as well as secondary disaster recovery and business continuity services to the financial services firm.