TierPoint, a provider of cloud hosting, colocation and managed services, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, has announced the deployment of its new Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud hosting offering in Dallas. Referred to as TierPoint Cloud v2.0, the Dallas-based cloud hosting service will be available throughout the United States.
The new cloud hosting service is being added to cloud deployments already active in the company’s Oklahoma and Pacific Northwest data centers, connected by TierPoint’s 10G network. For its Cloud v2.0, TierPoint has teamed up with leading enterprise cloud infrastructure providers including VMware, Cisco, NetApp and Fortinet. The company has already signed and is installing the first TierPoint Cloud v2.0 customer, Womack Machine, based in Farmers Branch, Texas.
TierPoint’s Cloud v2.0 will be available in private, public and hybrid configurations that combine colocation with cloud computing. TierPoint’s cloud hosting services portfolio also includes Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), which can enable organizations to meet their critical uptime needs without investing in hardware and internal staff time.
VMware, NetApp, Cisco, Fortinet
The new cloud hosting service is a VMware-based vCloud solution that runs on Cisco’s UCS compute infrastructure allowing for flexibility and scalability. Enhanced firewalls are provided by Fortinet’s FortiGate platform, which further provides value-add security services such as web content filtering, application control, intrusion detection and prevention, and data leak prevention. For storage, TierPoint has chosen NetApp’s Cluster ONTAP storage solution, which would provide industry recognized enterprise capabilities.
“We’ve found that some colocation customers are reluctant to jump into cloud hosting based services because of uncertainty about such issues as security, control and cost to convert,” said Jeremy Pope, TierPoint’s General Manager in Dallas. “With our IaaS cloud hosting solution, customers have the advantage of TierPoint’s experienced engineering team who will not only assess and address those concerns, but also create a customized solution and continue to work with the customer during and after deployment to ensure success. Our hybrid cloud solutions combine the best of both worlds, with colocation and cloud augmenting each other, providing the ability to scale to need, while potentially eliminating underutilized or unnecessary IT resources.”
TierPoint operates 141,000 square feet of raised-floor data center space across multiple facilities in the U.S., located in Baltimore, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Spokane, Seattle and Tulsa.