This article originally appeared at The WHIR
Web hosting provider Hivelocity is breaking ground on a new data center in Tampa, marking its second data center in the Florida city. The construction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.
Hivelocity’s second Tampa data center will be 30,200 square feet, effectively doubling its footprint in the area to 60,000 square feet. It will also contribute 20,000 bare-metal servers to its infrastructure over the next few years.
In addition to Tampa, Hivelocity offers services out of Tampa, Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles. The company is intending to grow that list soon, according to Hivelocity CEO and president Mike Architetto.
“We opened our flagship data center in Tampa back in 2012 and within two years found ourselves needing to build out an additional 10,000 square feet of raised floor space to accommodate growth,” Architetto said in a statement. “Our new data center will not only give us more space for growth but also allow us to offer an expanded portfolio of enterprise hosting services for businesses large and small. We have provided our customers with 100 percent uptime since we opened our current data center four years ago. The addition of our new facility will only enhance our ability to provide never-fail infrastructure and cloud services.”
Founded in 2002, Hivelocity offers dedicated servers, colocation, private cloud and other solutions, including data migration and cPanel managed hosting. The company has more than 50 employees that maintain more than 10,000 customer servers. In June, Hivelocity added Corero’s SmartWall Threat Defense System to its network defense infrastructure.
Hivelocity’s second Tampa data center will initially offer services including bare-metal dedicated servers, private cloud environments and colocation. Hivelocity said it will offer colocation solutions ranging from a single server to a private cage or pod in order to serve a wide variety of clients. The company will also offer hybrid colocation services to provide customers the option to complement their infrastructure with Hivelocity’s cloud storage and bare-metal servers.