DartPoints’ plan to create a national network of micro-colocation facilities designed and built by Schneider Electric in 100 kilowatt increments began in a tiny data center in Dallas.
A little over two years later, the colocation provider has announced much bigger news: It is branching out into five new US markets with these “private colo” facilities, all centrally managed by Schneider’s DCIM software called StruxureWare.
Expansion cities include: Phoenix; Las Vegas; St. Paul; Kansas City, Kansas; and the Greater New York area. Each facility will be based on the same edge model the companies tested in Dallas.
DartPoints said it has been able to deliver fully redundant 100kW systems—either on-premise within buildings or at colocation campuses, claiming substantial cost savings.
“When DartPoints first came to us, they were looking to bring a model to market that was different from the traditional colocation business, offering the same economies of scale as the larger data centers but with a smaller footprint,” Mike Hagan, a Schneider VP of sales, said in a statement.
According to Schneider, these data centers can be replicated anywhere in the US within 45 days.
“Our key business driver is going wherever the customer is located and bringing applications there to drive latency down and reduce cost,” Hugh Carspecken, CEO of DartPoints, said in a statement. “Schneider Electric’s edge solutions enable us to easily build to a user’s needs without the compatibility issues that full customization requires, while streamlining design and construction for quick deployment, flexibility and scale.”
DataPoint said it expects its revenue to double in 2017.