Broadcloud to House Infrastructure with ByteGrid

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One of the battery rooms at ByteGrid’s MDC1 data center in suburban Maryland. (Image: ByteGrid)

Wholesale data center provider ByteGrid has ab agreement to provide space to Broadcloud, a provider of private cloud and managed IT services to large enterprises, the companies said this week.

Broadcloud delivers private IT solutions for clouds, network and security services across a global network of data center facilities from vendors including Equinix, Level3, ByteGrid and a number of on-premise deployments at customers’ sites. Broadcloud says it selected ByteGrid for its physical security and compliance with NIST FISMA, GSA ISC Level IV standards and network grid connectivity criteria.

“To serve the world’s largest organizations, Broadcloud is delivering on-demand private cloud solutions featuring the highest levels of security and compliance,” said Brent Eubanks, EVP Strategic Services at Broadcloud. “ByteGrid provides us with ultra-secure, reliable, and compliant data center infrastructure allowing our customers to consume our compliant focused cloud solutions on-demand in a secure and controlled fashion.”

ByteGrid recently completed an expansion of the power infrastructure at its data center in Silver Spring, Maryland, in which it installed two new UPS systems to add 3.6 megawatts of power capacity. ByteGrid bought the facility last year from a Fortune 50 financial services institution, which continues to lease a portion of the data centerd.

“Broadcloud’s innovative IT services model is ideally suited to ByteGrid’s capabilities as a private cloud enabler,” said Don Goodwin, ByteGrid’s  Executive Vice President. “We look forward to supporting Broadcloud’s solutions from our FISMA compliant platform appealing to a wide variety of large organizations in the Washington D.C. metro area and mid-Atlantic region.”

ByteGrid a privately held company headquartered in Northern Virginia, is backed by Altpoint Capital Partners, a New York based private equity firm. ByteGrid believes that the model it has pursued in Maryland – buying an existing facility with a tenant in place and room for redevelopment – can work in other locations, and is looking to replicate this approach in new markets.

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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.

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