Baltimore, Maryland – (The Hosting News) – December 22, 2006 – Facilities-based Internet service provider and data center company, DataPoint, has acquired Baltimore-based, dedicated server, colocation and virtual private server firm, VelocityServer.
DataPoint will acquire more than 250 customers and additional data center capacity in the transaction. Further, Brent Pulsipher, a former principal at VelocityServer, is being installed at DataPoint full-time as their Sales Engineer. Pulsipher said no employee positions will be eliminated and went on to say working with DataPoint was the next logical step in expanding capacity to meet the growing demand for VelocityServer services.
John Glorioso, Principal explained, ”DataPoint is a Baltimore-based hosting provider whose customer service philosophies matched our own. Our matching goals coupled with their superior hosting infrastructure made DataPoint the perfect choice to step in and provide our customers with an increased range of products and services.”
Carter Smith, General Manager of DataPoint offered, ”We are, without a doubt, very excited about adding VelocityServer’s customers and infrastructure to our own and we welcome Brent as he becomes a key member of our team. VelocityServer has built a great reputation in the Baltimore technology sector. This new acquisition helps DataPoint leverage our existing infrastructure while further expanding our network footprint and our data center facilities in a manner that directly benefits our growing customer base.”
DataPoint is owned by a company called Continental Broadband, which encompasses a family of commercial Internet data providers wholly owned by Landmark Communications. Privately-owned, Landmark Communications’ companies are a diverse group of award-winning publications and media outlets, including newspapers, television broadcasting, cable TV programming (The Weather Channel), and electronic publishing.
VelocityServer was established in 1999 and has since proven to be a reliable provider of cost effective and advanced hosting solutions. The company’s data center is strategically located in the heart of Baltimore’s Digital Harbor and it has maintained favorable vendor relationships that have allowed it to offer the most cost effective hosting solutions possible.
In 2004, Zitego Solutions, LLC merged with VelocityServer to round-out the company’s offerings by providing managed services, web development and web design. As a result, VelocityServer has a software development staff with over eight years of professional web development experience that has written some of the most advanced web applications available in the area including its own advanced control panel.
DataPoint provides traditional connectivity services, Metro Ethernet connectivity, data center storage, point-to-point connectivity, and back-up solutions and other managed services. In January 2006, DataPoint announced its new Dedicated Ethernet technology providing high-speed, high-bandwidth data access at a more cost-effective rate than traditional T1 technology. With DataPoint’s Dedicated Ethernet, critical data and IP connections are bundled into one efficient and reliable service solution, its goal to reduce monthly expenses by up to seventy-five percent.
DataPoint is a facilities-based ISP delivering scalable Internet and data center solutions to businesses throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. DataPoint’s solutions include traditional high-speed Internet access, a newly launched Dedicated Ethernet Internet access product, and point-to- point connections. Other solutions include colocation, disaster recovery, data back-up and network and managed hosting services out of its Tier-1 data center. The company delivers personalized customer care, rapid response times, local 24-hour on-site support and customized service level agreements. DataPoint’s facility is headquartered in downtown Baltimore’s Tide Point campus at 1050 Hull Street, Baltimore, MD 21230.
To learn more, please visit: www.datapointinc.com.