DataPoint Expands Baltimore Data Center

DataPoint, Inc., a Baltimore-based managed service provider, will expand its Tide Point, Md. data center facility by 2,000 square feet to give it a total footprint of 13,000 square feet of rack space. The infrastructure improvements will begin immediately, and are expected to be completed by mid-September at a total cost of more than $1 million. Datapoint said the facility is nearing capacity after the addition of more than 150 new customers over the past year, giving it a total of 2,000 business customers in the Baltimore area.

Carter Smith, General Manager at DataPoint, says plans for a second expansion are already in the works. “Now we’re seeing new customers come from as far away as Washington D.C., California, New York, Massachusetts and Europe,” he said. DataPoint has epxnaded through several M&A deals, including its December 2006 acquisition of Velocity Server, followed by its January 2007 acquisition of CharmNet. DataPoint is part of Landmark Communications and its wholly owned subsidiary, Continental Broadband.

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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.