TierPoint, a U.S. provider of hybrid IT solutions, including cloud, colocation and managed services, has completed construction of its new data center in Tulsa. The initial phase of the $20 million facility includes approximately 16,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space, as well as infrastructure support and office space.
The new data center would further enhance TierPoint‘s ability to meet growing market demand for hybrid IT solutions, including cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and IT security services. With 24x7x365 onsite security, technical and engineering support, the expanded facility includes dedicated space to be used by clients for their business needs. The design of the building will allow for additional phases of expansion, as needed. TierPoint has partnered with Compass Data Centers on the data center project.
“We have already begun to install clients and are currently negotiating with a couple of major institutions that have shown interest in the facility,” said Todd Currie, TierPoint Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Currie added that access to reasonably priced land and electrical power, as well growing interest in edge technology, make Oklahoma one of the most inviting data center markets in the country.
HIPAA Security, Compliance
The new Tulsa data center is designed and operated to meet SSAE 18, PCI-DSS, GLBA and HIPAA security and compliance standards, verified by annual assessments of all 40 TierPoint facilities. Features include dual factor, biometrical access control with around-the-clock onsite security; dual utility service feeds with onsite TierPoint controlled substations; independent AB power distribution; N+1 backup generators; N+1 HVAC deployment; all designed for supporting up to 350 watts per square foot of raised floor.
The new data center is carrier-neutral with diverse fiber points of entry for redundancy.
In addition to the new facility, TierPoint currently operates a data center in Tulsa’s historic Brady District, as well as two data centers in Oklahoma City, including one of the state’s largest commercial data centers.