Tampa, Florida – (The Hosting News) – February 8, 2006 – Hosting and application development firm, E Solutions Corporation, has nearly doubled its data center capacity with the acquisition of Genuity, Inc.’s Tampa assets in the wake of that company’s bankruptcy and subsequent acquisition by Level 3.
According to E Solutions, Genuity had occupied a 9,060-square-foot, multimillion-dollar build-out on the seventh floor of Tampa’s Park Tower. E Solutions acquired Genuity’s assets from the building’s owner, Sterling American Property Inc., and entered into a long-term lease for the seventh-floor space. The dollar value of the acquisition was not released.
E Solutions has occupied Park Tower’s 16th floor since 2002, when it took over space originally constructed by Aperian, Inc. for $10 million. That floor houses the Company’s existing Tier One, 16,000-square-foot Phase I Data Center and administrative operations.
Richard Nicholas, CEO, E Solutions commneted on the acquisition, ”The expanded capacity and capabilities of the new Phase II Data Center will not only allow us, as a company, to reach out to larger organizations in need of co-location and enterprise-level hosting services, but will also support economic development in the Tampa Bay region as a whole by ensuring the infrastructure is in place to support the major corporations that move into the area. E Solutions is now one of only two data centers in the region with this level of capacity, and we achieved that without incurring debt or utilizing any kind of outside funding.”
Michael Morizio, President of E Solutions said, ”Our new Phase II Data Center shares the same high-level security, connectivity, availability and expert technical staff support as our Phase I Data Center. In fact, we’re built to physically withstand most natural or man-made disasters, including Kevlar-reinforced walls, triple redundant generators, and parallel UPS systems; we have no single points of failure.”
E Solutions’ Phase I and Phase II Data Centers have secured access from the ground floor to the elevators, and access inside the is strictly monitored and controlled with pass cards. The Data Centers also feature surveillance and round-the-clock monitoring, as well as state-of-the-art physical security including:
– Ionic “sniffers” to detect overheating
– An Inergen gas fire suppression system
– A dual pre-action dry pipe sprinkler system
– Kevlar-reinforced walls
– Concrete reinforced bunker surrounding the exterior of the seventh floor (Phase II Data Center)
– Three backup generators and fuel
In addition, the Data Centers are cooled with 11 20-ton Liebert Air Conditioning units and feature overhead high-tech cable trays, raised flooring and elevated racks. Also unique is E Solutions’ location; the Company is situated on Tampa’s two high-priority power grids and is housed in the region’s “Telco Hotel,” giving the Company direct fiber connectivity to its carriers burstable to OC192. The Data Centers are also on top of the regional telecommunications infrastructure, so bandwidth can quickly be added to the Company’s private conduits as necessary.
E Solutions says that the Phase I Data Center is now near capacity, and is home to many of the region’s professional sports franchises, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Storm, as well as 13 Major League Baseball teams. Other companies that contract with E Solutions for services ranging from custom application design and development, co-location and fully managed enterprise-level hosting services, and network management and security include SipStorm, MD TalkNet, Dollar/Thrifty Rent-A-Car, Disney/Buena Vista Pictures, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM and the American Red Cross.
To learn more about E Solutions Corporation, please visit: www.esnet.com.