TierPoint has announced plans to build a new commercial data center in the Baltimore metro area, which would be its second in the region. The plans call for approximately 35,000 square feet of total space in the BWI Technology Park, with approximately 23,000 square feet of raised floor space. With an initial investment of more than $10 million, TierPoint expects the data center to be available to clients by the spring of 2018.
The carrier-neutral facility will include fully redundant and generator-backed power and diverse high-speed network connectivity. According to TierPoint, the data center will use multi-layer physical security and will meet strict regulatory compliance standards. The facility will also include infrastructure support as well as office and shared work space.
"The new data center allows us to respond to growing demand in the Baltimore/Washington DC region, including from the rapidly growing number of information and cyber security firms in the BWI corridor," said Jim Weller, TierPoint vice president and general manager. "In addition to the robust power and dense fiber-optic connectivity available in the area, the location is easily accessible for current and future customers."
TierPoint's announcement comes less than a year after the building of its data center in the Dallas metro area (see "TierPoint to build second data center in Dallas") and after the expansion of its current Baltimore facility. Since then, TierPoint has added more data centers, bringing the nationwide total to 40 data centers in 20 markets nationwide.
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