A rendering of the facility TierPoint is building in Oklahoma City. (Image: TierPoint)

TierPoint Breaks Ground on Oklahoma Data Center

TierPoint broke ground on a new 69,000-square-foot data center in Oklahoma City. The new data center will be the largest of three facilities on the company’s 15-acre campus there, adding 30,000 square feet of net usable raised-floor space.

Fresh off of a recapitalization deal, the company has been building out its footprint this year through acquisition and now a greenfield build. It was founded as Cequel Data Centers but took on the moniker of TierPoint following an acquisition in 2012.

Additionally in the region, TierPoint operates a 22,000-square-foot facility in Oklahoma City and a data center in Tulsa with around 9,000 square feet of raised floor — facilities it acquired from Perimeter Technology in 2011. It has six WAN-connected data centers total, the others located in Dallas, Spokane, Seattle and Baltimore. The company’s current footprint totals about 141,000 square feet of space.

The new Oklahoma data center will be carrier-neutral and will include N+1 redundant power. The company says it will be able to accommodate up to 30 kW per rack in some areas. The facility will also include 10,000 square feet of business-continuity office space and offer a private customer lounge and work areas with multiple large staging rooms for customer installs and upgrades.

Security will include onsite personnel around the clock, biometrics, proximity sensors and logging at all entrances. The company also plans to complete an SSAE 16 audit.

“Our focus is on customizable services and solutions,” said Todd Currie, general manager for TierPoint Oklahoma. “This design gives us the ability to accommodate most any customer configuration and power requirements.”

TierPoint has predominantly relied on acquisitions to expand so far. The acquisition strategy has been to buy data center properties in underserved regional markets. In June, the company acquired Philadelphia Technology Park, which was its sixth acquisition.

“The new data center will enhance our ability to meet growing customer demand for secure colocation, managed hosting and cloud services and demonstrates TierPoint’s commitment to growing the Oklahoma market,” said Todd Currie, general manager for TierPoint Oklahoma. “Oklahoma’s low cost of living, land and electrical power have made it one of the nation’s most inviting data center locations.”

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Jason Verge is an Editor/Industry Analyst on the Data Center Knowledge team with a strong background in the data center and Web hosting industries. In the past he’s covered all things Internet Infrastructure, including cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), mass market hosting, managed hosting, enterprise IT spending trends and M&A. He writes about a range of topics at DCK, with an emphasis on cloud hosting.

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