Expedient, Datapoint, n|Frame Announce 2011 Expansion Initiatives

Top Quote Continental Broadband, LCC announced today their facility expansion and improvement plans for 2011. End Quote
  • Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC (1888PressRelease) February 02, 2011 - Continental Broadband, LCC, parent company of Expedient Communications (Expedient), DataPoint and n|Frame, leading providers of data center collocation, managed services and connectivity solutions in several eastern US markets, announced today their facility expansion and improvement plans for 2011. This announcement comes on the heels of the recent Grand Opening of their eighth (8th) Data Center in Columbus Ohio, which was held on December 9th, 2010. The company announced a variety of multi-million dollar facility expansion and capacity upgrade projects in all of its markets, aimed at meeting increasing customer demand for more redundant power capacity, HVAC improvements and Managed Service software platforms. Highlights of the multi-market projects include;

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    The company is in the process of completing the staging of approximately one million dollars of new hardware and software platforms in all markets, to support customer's Managed Services requirements with expansion and upgrade to its Virtual Hosting/Cloud computing environment, Back Ups, Storage and Security related product/service lines. Another million dollars has already been earmarked to support next phase customer demands in 2011.

    Q1 marks the start of a multi-million dollar facility expansion project, which will deliver an additional 4000 square feet of high capacity, raised-floor Data Center space to DataPoint's existing facility at its TidePoint data center location. This project is expected to be complete and open for customer collocation by early Q3-2011.

    In Q1 the company will begin a multi-million dollar project, which will increase power and cooling density in a 3600 square foot, secured data center footprint (a portion of the entire facility) by one hundred fifty percent (150%) in order to meet a customer's high density, computer processing space demands.

    During this same period a $600,000 upgrade of the overall cooling plant that provides critical air conditioning to the Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) units will come to completion.

    Q1 kicks off of a multi-million dollar, power plant upgrade, in order to deliver more power capacity and redundancy to the portion of its original Cleveland Data Center. The project, which will include the addition of two (2) new larger generators, two (2) new UPS and accompanying distribution facilities has already been engineered and is scheduled for completion late Q2-2011.

    In Q2 the company will open a new 15,000 square foot workplace recovery center adjacent to its existing data center along with a quarter-million dollar power and cooling plant upgrade, including replacement UPS batteries, and new Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) units to support customer growth.

    Projected for Q3 is the start of a multi-million dollar, power plant upgrade, in order to deliver more power capacity and redundancy to its original Green Tree Data Center. Similar in design to the Cleveland data center project, this initiative will include the addition of two (2) new generators, two (2) new ATS systems and accompanying distribution facilities and is scheduled for completion by year's end.

    "We are delighted to be able to support our markets with these capital commitments for 2011, because they've proven an ability to deliver great customer solutions on these investments time and time again," commented Charlie Watkins, Continental Broadband CEO. "The Data Center engineering staff have consistently demonstrated their "value-add" to our customers, that has resulted in a loyalty level that compels us to continue to make these improvements; it is a win-win-win for all parties involved," added Watkins.

    The company expects no customer interruption or inconvenience as a result of these projects, but the Engineering teams in each respective market, will communicate critical information to customers on a regular basis as these projects unfold.

    Expedient, DataPoint and n|Frame Data Centers offer many top tier features including; dual commercial power feeds, redundant generators, N+2 cooling systems, multi-carrier telecommunications infrastructure, multiple tiered security system, fire suppression systems and all are fully staffed, with a 24x7x365 Operations Support Center (OSC). Continental Broadband's eight (8) data centers are located in Cleveland (2), Pittsburgh (2), Columbus, Indianapolis (dba nFrame), Boston and Baltimore (dba DataPoint).

    For additional information on the new Expedient, DataPoint, or n|Frame services visit www.expedient.com, www.datapointinc.com, or www.nframe.com respectively.

    Continental Broadband Data Centers offer a wide range of managed services such as virtualization, cloud computing, remote backups, management of equipment, storage area networks and more. These proven managed services combined with reliable and redundant SAS70 compliant data centers enables them to deliver premier collocation, network and managed services solutions to enterprise, commercial, education and government entities. To learn more please log on to www.expedient.com, in Baltimore www.datapointinc.com, or in Indianapolis www.nframe.com or call 877-570-7827, toll-free.

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