Managed IT services provider MaximumASP has opened a new data center in Chicago, the company said this week. The 22,000 square foot facility will provide off-site disaster recovery for MaximumASP's existing Louisville data center, offering SAN-to-SAN data replication via a private connection to allow rapid-restore capabilities in both locations.
"This expansion was a no-brainer for us and was driven by customer demand and a need for a separate new high-power-density location," said Wade Lewis, MaximumASP's Managing Partner. "We work hard to stay on top of all the latest developments in the IT infrastructure industry. With that priority in mind, and the steady growth of our customers, a data center expansion was a necessary move for us. After an extensive nationwide search Chicago was the location of choice for us."
MaximumASP, based in Louisville, Kentucky, was founded in 2000 as an outsourcing firm for Microsoft Windows-based hosting services. The company currently hosts more than 48,000 domains for customers in over 60 countries. With a strong focus on hosting solutions that combine advanced monitoring and management tools, MaximumASP has become a top choice for Microsoft developers seeking a robust hosting platform for mission-critical web applications.
The MaximumASP expansion is the latest for the busy Chicago data center market, which will be home to a new Microsoft megacenter as well as new facilities from Equinix (EQIX) and DuPont Fabros (DFT).