Central Virginia Now Boasts One of the CountryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Top Hosting Facilities
RICHMOND, Va. (June 18, 2004) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ bayMountain, the Central Virginia managed hosting and colocation provider, today announced it has signed a multi-year lease for a 15,000 square foot Tier 1 raised floor data center in north Richmond. This state-of-the-art data center was outfitted in 2001 at a cost in excess of $15 million. It is the most advanced of its type in the area.
At that time, Relera, Inc. invested in the building as part of a 12-city rollout, but fell victim to the dot-com burst before the facility could be fully utilized. bayMountain, well known as one of the most technically competent hosting companies, recognized a market need and opportunity within Virginia for large-scale, quality managed hosting and colocation.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This facility will allow bayMountain to offer Central Virginia and Tidewater a local data center and hosting company that is on par with the best facilities found in Washington, D.C. or Raleigh, N.C.,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Gene Wahnefried, CEO of bayMountain.
bayMountainÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Tier 1 data center is designed with N + 1 and N + N levels of redundancy, so no single point of failure can affect customers. The facility includes dual gigabit access to multiple OC-48 Internet backbone connections; four 500kVA UPS units; a 2MW Caterpillar diesel generator; automatic switching gear; 300 tons of environmental conditioning provided by 10 glycol-cooled computer room air conditioners and redundant cooling towers; internal and external security cameras; dual biometric hand scanners with a mantrap; locked cabinets and cages for equipment; 24/7 monitoring and management by the largest number of hosting engineers in the region.
bayMountain was founded in RichmondÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Advantech Business and Technology Center in 2000 and has grown to become Central VirginiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s premier managed hosting and colocation provider. The company offers managed dedicated servers; advanced clustering and load balancing for high performance and high availability applications; managed firewall and network security protection; data backup and disaster recovery services; and 24/7 monitoring and proactive management of Internet-based infrastructures. For more information about bayMountainÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s managed hosting and colocation services, please visit www.baymountain.com.
Gene Wahnefried, CEO