Keystone NAP, a company backed by prominent Philadelphia investors with additional investors arranged by DH Capital, has announced the launch of its first advanced data center in the Northeast region of the United States. Keystone NAP will open the doors on its Bucks County, Pennsylvania data center facility in early 2015.
Keystone NAP claims to have a robust go-to-market strategy targeting enterprise customers with rigorous application performance requirements and high-capacity, web-scale infrastructure needs. The data center company has already formed strategic partnerships with network providers Comcast and Synesys.
Located on the site of a former steel mill, Keystone NAP’s advanced data center facility is prepared to facilitate a range of customer needs by deploying customer-specific KeyBlocks on an as-needed basis.
Founded by a veteran team of IT executives, Keystone NAP’s executive leadership includes CEO Peter Ritz, President John Parker, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Shawn Carey and Senior Vice President of Product Phil Lanctot.
Private Modular Vaults
“Positioned in the Mid-Atlantic market, we deliver exceptional power durability and comprehensive network connectivity combined with advanced application performance services and support,” said Peter Ritz, Founder and CEO of Keystone NAP. “With the help of our investors, we are uniquely positioned to address exploding data center demand in the region, and to provide the powerful presence in the Northeast that many information-driven companies require. Not only do we have the resources and expertise to serve large-scale enterprises today, but we also have massive expansion capacity that will allow our customers to meet both planned and unforeseen demands in the future.”
With networks built out directly to the Keystone NAP site, Sunesys and Comcast deliver dedicated bandwidth to Keystone NAP customers through independent dual feeds entering the facility from opposite sides of the campus. Through Sunesys, customers also gain access to diverse, carrier-neutral and redundant dark fiber routes to New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Northern Virginia and Chicago. These fiber routes provide on-net cross-connects to major peering points, enabling further access to networks managed by Zayo, Cogent, Level 3, AT&T, Verizon and many others.
From its secure site in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Keystone NAP and Schneider Electric have co-developed a unique system of private, modular, and stackable data center vaults called KeyBlocks. Each KeyBlock can be custom-configured to meet clients’ desired mechanical and electrical infrastructure redundancy, as well as provide an uninterruptable power profile ranging from 100kW all the way up to 400kW.
For additional security, the Keystone NAP site is protected through gated access to the campus, key-card access to the building, video camera surveillance, and armed security staff.