E Solutions Expands Tampa Data Center

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E Solutions Corporation of Tampa has finished an expansion and upgrade of its data center space, which tripled in February with the acquisition of Genuity, Inc.’s Tampa assets. Since then, E Solutions has invested in renovations and upgrades to meet the Uptime Institute’s requirements for Tier III classification. The company said the improvements will help it pursue business with companies with high-availability requirements such as financial, healthcare and news organizations, as well as technology-based and VoIP companies, emergency and other government agencies.

The firm’s marquee clients include St. Louis Cardinals, who just won the 2006 World Series. “We are happy to know that our intellectual capital is hosted and protected in one of the nation’s premier hardened facilities,” said Cardinals Vice President and Assistant General Manager John Mozeliak. “E Solutions has been a trusted development and hosting partner since 2003, and we are glad to be counted among the current clients in their new data center.”


“E Solutions’ new facility is truly a bunker and a testament to their continued dedication to customer security and service,” said Martin Quessenberry, Director of New Media, St. Pete Times Forum. “We are truly delighted to have our Internet properties, ‘Arenavision’ live arena camera, and website hosted in the premier data center and hosting facility in Tampa Bay.”

To prepare its newest data center for occupancy, E Solutions spent eight months replacing telco switch gear, installing new N+1 Parallel UPS systems, enhancing the power grid to provide 13.8 kV utility input voltage, and upgrading the cooling systems. The improvements included seven 20-ton Liebert Air Conditioning units with redundant glycol loops, and two 800kW Caterpillar generators.

“Our renovations focused on re-engineering our redundant power distribution paths and outfitting the data center with new environmental and monitoring systems necessary for a level of redundancy, high-availability and system integrity that is second to none in the region,” said E Solutions CEO Richard Nicholas. “Combine that with our physical location on Tampa’s two high-priority power grids, a concrete reinforced bunker surrounding the exterior of the data center, Kevlar-reinforced walls, and a facility designed to withstand major hurricane force winds, and our facilities are physically able to withstand man-made or natural disasters.

E Solutions is a Tampa-based hosting and application development firm that creates and hosts software solutions that enable clients ranging from global Fortune 100 firms to mid-sized and small businesses.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.