PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2016) - TierPoint LLC, a leading national provider of hybrid IT solutions, announced today the completion of the planned expansion of its TekPark data center near Allentown, Pennsylvania. The $12 million expansion adds nearly 14,000 sq. ft. of high-density data center space to the facility, bringing the total to nearly 43,000 sq. ft. The project additionally establishes baseline infrastructure to support the next phase of expansion.
"We're fortunate and proud to have experienced steady growth since we opened the facility in 2011," said Bob Hicks, TierPoint Senior Vice President of Operations. "This project has been driven by growing market demand throughout the Pennsylvania region, as evidenced by the presale of approximately 30 percent of this expansion to a northeast New Jersey financial services firm."
The expansion will further enhance TierPoint's abilities to provide colocation, disaster recovery and IT security services in the Pennsylvania market. With 24x7x365 onsite security, technical and engineering support, the expanded facility provides a reliable, secure and robust infrastructure environment to supports its clients' unique and evolving technology requirements.
One of TierPoint's anchor clients at TekPark is St. Luke's University Health Network, which also uses TierPoint's Bethlehem data center for colocation. Chad Brisendine, the client's Chief Information Officer (CIO), said the TekPark facility expansion will provide needed resources for rapidly growing businesses like St. Luke's. "TierPoint has been a good partner for us for more than a decade," said Brisendine. "As our business needs have continued to evolve and grow beyond traditional disaster recovery services, TierPoint has grown with us."
TierPoint currently operates six carrier-neutral data centers in Pennsylvania, more than any other provider in the state. The TekPark data center is SSAE 16 SOC1/SOC2 Type II, and PCI-DSS compliant and is one of the company's largest facilities, comprised of 250,000 total sq. ft. of data center space, infrastructure areas and disaster recovery/private suite space. Features include dual factor, biometrical access control with around-the-clock onsite security; dual utility service feeds with onsite TierPoint controlled substations; independent AB power distribution; N+1 backup generators; 2N chilled water configuration with N+1 CRAH deployment; all designed for supporting up to 350 watts per square foot of raised floor. The site is carrier neutral with diverse fiber points of entry for redundancy.
TierPoint is a leading national provider of best-in-class IT infrastructure services that help clients improve agility, drive performance, and manage risk. TierPoint offers multi-tenant, private, and hybrid cloud solutions; disaster recovery, business continuity and other managed services; and colocation -- all backed by a commitment to superior customer service and highly-redundant, carrier-neutral data centers coast to coast.