Expedient, a provider of colocation, cloud computing, managed hosting and connectivity services, will invest more than $17 million to expand capacity in four of its data production centers, including adding to its newest facility in Columbus, Ohio.
"We are very fortunate to have an enthusiastic corporate sponsor who understands the significant capital commitment required to meet the ever increasing capacity and reliability demands of our customers. We've conducted significant facility expansions, as well as significant investments in hardware and software to support our managed hosting and cloud platforms, in every one of our core markets at some point in the last three years," stated Shawn McGorry, Expedient President and Chief Operating Officer.
Columbus, Ohio is Expedient's newest market, having opened its first local data center in Upper Arlington in January of 2011. The firm is now initiating a Phase II expansion at the same location. The Phase II build out will increase on site capacity by approximately 25 percent and will complete their build out plans for the initial Upper Arlington site. Expedient said it is also exploring several options for additional expansion in Columbus at a second location. Work on Phase II is scheduled to begin mid-summer, with completion scheduled by December 2013.
In addition to its Ohio expansion, the firm is adding a second data center to augment its current facilities at Tide Point, Maryland, located on Under Armour's Baltimore campus. The new data center in Owings Mills, a suburb of Baltimore, will effectively double the footprint for Expedient in the Baltimore market.
Expedient's Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Data Center II, located in the Allegheny Center Mall complex, is also adding approximately 8,000 square feet of production ready compute space to its existing data center, an increase of 80% over the current footprint. The combination of the ACM Data Center and Expedient's original data center in the Greentree area, gives the firm over 30,000 square feet of raised floor in Pittsburgh. A multi-million dollar project involving the addition of new generator capacity, HVAC systems and raised floor is already underway and the new space is expected to be available for customer use by November 2013.
Finally, the firm is expected to complete an infrastructure upgrade at its Indianapolis, Indiana, center by the end of August. This investment in their Carmel facility will increase back up power and cooling capacities. Immediately upon completion of Phase I, Expedient will begin a capacity expansion, Phase II, which will add approximately 6,000 square feet of new, production ready, raised floor computing space, immediately adjacent to the existing data center. The combined Phase I and Phase II investments will exceed $10 million.