Expedient, a leading provider of data center colocation, cloud computing and managed hosting services, is hosting a grand opening with an open house on Thursday, July 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for its newest data center, the first top-tier data center in Memphis, Tenn. This opening will mark the 11th data center in seven cities for Expedient.
Expedient chose Memphis because local companies expressed the need for a high-quality hosting provider that would invest in the community and become a true partner. In addition, Memphis's commitment to meet not only business demands for reliable infrastructure, but also provide the highly qualified workforce needed to support sophisticated technologies, are reasons why Expedient is excited to launch its Memphis data center.
"We are excited to show the local Memphis community the finished data center and how it can help solve their most pressing IT infrastructure problems," says Jim Kothe, Mid-South Vice President. "We've already hired several people from Memphis in our support center, sales and engineering teams and will continue to do so as we grow."
The community can visit the local data center located at 3180 Players Lane, at the open house on Thursday, July 16, from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Expedient's solutions architects and executives will be on-site giving tours of the facility. Refreshments will be served and three iPads, courtesy of VMware, will be given away.
Expedient, a VMware Hybrid Cloud Powered services provider in the vCloud Air Network, currently operates in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Columbus, Boston, Baltimore and now Memphis. Like its existing data centers, the new facility will be seamlessly connected to the company's 10 other data centers, by its fully redundant, 10Gbps fiber optic backbone network. The Memphis data center is 35,000 square feet with 7,500 square feet of raised floor production space, which runs the latest technology architected in an N+2 configuration. The data center is monitored 24x7x365 by local Operations Support Center staff and is fully secured by multiple mantraps and biometric hand scanners.
In addition to the new Memphis facility, construction is underway on Expedient's second data center in the Columbus, Ohio, area. The new building in Dublin, Ohio, is scheduled to be opened in November 2015.
More about Expedient
In addition to traditional data center colocation services (11 in 7 cities), Expedient is known for offering a wide range of managed services such as virtualization, cloud computing, remote backups, management of equipment, storage area networks and more. The company 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. Expedient's legal name is Continental Broadband LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Landmark Media Enterprises LLC, a private firm whose predecessor companies bring more than 100 of experience operating media and technology interests. Learn more at www.expedient.com.