TierPoint, a U.S. provider of cloud hosting, colocation, managed services and disaster recovery solutions, has expanded its United States data center footprint with the acquisition of CxP Data Centers based in Jacksonville, Florida. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. CxP Data Centers will immediately be branded as TierPoint.
The 121,000 square foot facility is one of the largest colocation facilities in northeast Florida and will include approximately 65,000 square feet of data center space once fully built out. The building is designed to be hurricane-resistant and is ballistic hardened. Its location, within hundreds of yards of the main fiber-optic lines that serve Florida, would make it attractive for companies planning disaster recovery and business continuity.
The colocation facility, which reopened in March of 2014, was renovated to include a “state-of-the-art” Network Operations Center (NOC) and Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity space. In addition, the data center facility is capable of supporting a wide range of computing densities for cloud hosting services.
“This acquisition is a great fit for TierPoint, expanding upon our growth strategy in Tier 2 markets,” said Jerry Kent, TierPoint’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “We are bringing to Northeast Florida our culture of providing enterprise-grade cloud hosting, colocation and managed services, delivered with local customer service that is second to none.”
The acquisition is the eighth for TierPoint. The company’s largest acquisition, Xand, was completed in December 2014. With its prior acquisitions, TierPoint now owns and operates more than 365,000 square feet of data center space in 14 U.S. markets.