Tampa, Florida – (The Hosting News) – November 16, 2006 –
Co-location, managed enterprise-level hosting services and network management security firm, E Solutions Corporation, has unveiled a new data center, which includes clients such as the 2006 World Series Champion, St. Louis Cardinals.
John Mozeliak, Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the Cardinals offered, ”We are happy to know that our intellectual capital is hosted and protected in one of the nation’s premier hardened facilities. E Solutions has been a trusted development and hosting partner since 2003, and we are glad to be counted among the current clients in their new data center.”
The Tampa-based hosting and application development firm tripled its data center capacity in February with the acquisition of Genuity, Inc.’s Tampa assets. Since then, E Solutions has made significant capital investments in renovations and upgrades to meet the Uptime InstituteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s requirements for Tier Three classification. These upgrades make the new data center ideal for companies with high-availability requirements such as financial, healthcare and news organizations, as well as technology-based and VoIP companies, emergency and other government agencies.
Martin Quessenberry, Director of New Media at St. Pete Times Forum added, ”The 2004 Stanley Cup Champion, Tampa Bay Lightning have always had the utmost confidence in E Solutions’ hosting capabilities, and our recent move into their newly renovated Tier Three-capable data center has only added to that confidence. E Solutions’ new facility is truly a bunker and a testament to their continued dedication to customer security and service. We are truly delighted to have our Internet properties, Ã¢â‚¬ËœArenavisionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ live arena camera, and website hosted in the premier data center and hosting facility in Tampa Bay.”
The Uptime Institute developed a four-tiered classification system for infrastructure functionality that has become the standard for the uninterruptible uptime industry. Classifications range from Tier One Ã¢â‚¬â€œ having system component redundancy and a single power distribution path Ã¢â‚¬â€œ to Tier Four, with fully redundant (N+1) system components and dual active power distribution paths delivering 24x7x365 services in highly competitive market spaces requiring extremely high availability. There are only a handful of Tier Four data centers nationwide.
Richard Nicholas, CEO of E Solutions remarked, ”Our renovations focused on re-engineering our redundant power distribution paths and outfitting the data center with new environmental and monitoring systems necessary for a level of redundancy, high-availability and system integrity that is second to none in the region. Combine that with our physical location on Tampa’s two high-priority power grids, a concrete reinforced bunker surrounding the exterior of the data center, Kevlar-reinforced walls, and a facility designed to withstand major hurricane force winds, and our facilities are physically able to withstand man-made or natural disasters. We have the highest level of redundancy available, which allows us to provide our clients with both physical security and the expert technical staff to support them throughout any event.”
To prepare its newest data center for occupancy, E Solutions spent eight months:
- Replacing telco switch gear and installing new N+1 Parallel UPS systems with bypass capabilities and monitored Power Distribution Units
- Enhancing the power grid to provide 13.8 kV utility input voltage, which is transformed through their own dedicated substation to ensure multiple paths for utility power to the N+1 UPS system
- Upgrading the cooling systems, including seven 20-ton Liebert Air Conditioning units with redundant glycol loops, multiple pumps and dry coolers
- Testing and maintaining functionality for two 800kW Caterpillar generators and ASCO automatic transfer switches
E Solutions is housed inside the region’s ”Telco Hotel,” which provides direct fiber connectivity to the firmÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s diverse carriers burstable to OC192, and on top of the global telecommunications infrastructure, so bandwidth can quickly be added to its private conduits as necessary. The data center also features surveillance and around the clock monitoring, as well as state-of-the-art physical security.
E Solutions is a Tampa-based hosting and application development firm that creates and hosts software solutions that enable clients ranging from global Fortune 100 firms to mid-sized and small businesses to attain significant return on their IT investments. Services performed at the firm’s multiple data centers include custom application design and development; co-location and fully managed enterprise-level hosting services; network management and security; web statistical reporting; and streaming video services.
To learn more, please visit: www.esnet.com.