TierPoint, a leading national provider of hybrid IT solutions, is building a new commercial data centre in Baltimore, not long after expanding its current facility in the same city.

BWI Technology Park will play host to TierPoint’s plans for approximately 35,000 sq. ft. of total space, with around 23,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space. With the initial investment into the data centre being more than $10 million (approx. £7.7 million), the carrier-neutral facility will have a variety of features.

The Baltimore data centre is planned to have fully redundant and generator-backed power, diverse high-speed connectivity, as well as infrastructure support, office and shared work space for clients. TierPoint also notes that the facility will meet ‘stringent regulatory compliance standards’ by using multi-layer physical security.

TierPoint vice president and general manager, Jim Weller, said: ‘The new data centre allows us to respond to growing demand in the Baltimore/Washington DC region, including from the rapidly growing number of information and cybersecurity firms in the BWI corridor.’

‘In addition to the robust power and dense fibre optic connectivity available in the area, the location is easily accessible for current and future customers.’

The company expects the data centre to be available for customer use by spring 2018. The move follows an addition of 3000 sq. ft. to its 30,000 sq. ft. facility in South Baltimore announced in November 2016. That existing facility hosts providers such as Comcast and Verizon.

TierPoint has a large customer base, with more than 5000 clients in the public and private sectors. It also serves a variety of organisations, from small businesses to large enterprises, through its 40 data centres, connected through a coast-to-coast network. It offers private, multitenant, hyperscale, and hybrid cloud, plus colocation, disaster recovery, security and other managed IT services.

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