Mankato, Minnesota – (The Hosting News) – December 16, 2008 – Hosted technology solutions firm, HickoryTech, has unveiled a new data center located in the downtown area of Mankato, Minnesota, as a secure facility available to businesses for mission-critical data, storage, and disaster recovery.
The Mankato data center offers more than 2,000 square feet of raised floor space, cooling, fire suppression and dedicated UPS with generator back-up. The data center is configured with secured 45U cabinets and is available in a variety of customizable configurations for business customers.
John Morton, President of HickoryTech’s Business Solutions division remarked, ”HickoryTech is unique in Minnesota in offering two separate geographically diverse data centers, which are connected with our highly redundant, high-bandwidth fiber network. Customers can leverage either or both facilities, plus our services and expertise to create their own redundant private clouds for business applications and services. This alleviates the need for these customers to invest capital and other important resources in building their own data centers.”
The secure, environmentally controlled and monitored facility is staffed around the clock and is available to customers 24 x 7 x 365. Customers can rent dedicated floor space, full secured cabinets, or fractional rack space. HickoryTech offers a full complement of connectivity options, telecommunication services and interconnects. The Mankato data center features dual-path fiber optic SONET network paths, ensuring highly-available connectivity. From its data centers, HickoryTech customers can access multiple tier-one ISPs and virtually any national carrier.
The Mankato Data Center is HickoryTech’s second data center and colocation facility, complementing the company’s tier 2 data center space in Edina, Minn, a suburb of Minneapolis.
Enventis, a subsidiary of HickoryTech, specializes in providing integrated communication solutions for businesses of all sizes – from enterprise multi-office organizations to small- and medium-sized businesses. In addition to its statewide fiber optic network, Enventis provides IP communications, transport, data and network integration services that combine voice and data into a single platform – reducing operating costs and enhancing performance. Enventis is a Cisco Gold Certified Partner.
HickoryTech Corporation (NASDAQ: HTCO), a regional communications company headquartered in Mankato, Minn., offers integrated communication products and services to business and residential customers over a regional fiber network. The company, founded in 1898, has approximately 430 employees. The Telecom Sector, with facilities-based operations in Minnesota and Iowa, offers local voice, long distance, high-speed Internet, Digital TV and IP networking services to residential and business customers. In addition, the Telecom Sector develops telecom and carrier access billing solutions and customer management systems. Enventis provides IP-based voice, data and network solutions to businesses across in a five-state region.
To learn more about Enventis, please visit: www.enventis.com.
For more information about HickoryTech Corporation, please visit: www.hickorytech.com.