PCM (NASDAQ: PCMI), a technology solutions provider with approximately $1.4 billion in revenue and a workforce of 2,800 employees, has announced the opening of a new Tier III Cloud Data Center in New Albany, Ohio to meet growing demand for managed hosting and cloud centric IT services.
In December 2012, PCM purchased 7.9 acres of land for the construction of the new cloud data center. The Tier III facility is strategically located in a data center-centric development in New Albany, Ohio and complements PCM’s two existing data centers and a 24/7 Integrated Operations Center (IOC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.
The New Albany data center has capacity for more than 12,000 physical servers and has room to expand with future phases. The new facility will enhance PCM’s managed hosting services offerings including cloud services, colocation, and complete systems management.
“This expansion increases our already significant commitment to the cloud services space and is located in proximity to one of our anchor regions,” said Frank Khulusi, CEO of PCM. “This new data center provides the perfect balance of offering traditional data center colocation and cloud centric IT services, offering customers the power of choice as they transition selected services to the cloud.”
PCM builds its cloud data centers to a standard format with each site able to deliver the same portfolio of cloud services. A private secured network connects all data centers, enhancing the cloud offerings for customers requiring diverse highly available configuration.
With network connectivity provided by multiple Tier-1 network carriers, customers would have redundant public network protection, high-speed throughput, and low latency.