Terry Morrison Promoted to Chief Technology Officer for TierPoint

St. Louis (February 2, 2017) – TierPoint LLC, a leading national provider of hybrid IT solutions, announced today that Terry Morrison has been named Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Morrison will be responsible for leading the company’s technology initiatives in support of hybrid IT solutions, including cloud computing and managed services, as well as managing the organization’s IT, network design, and engineering architecture teams.

Morrison joined TierPoint in 2011 when the company acquired Perimeter Technology Center, an Oklahoma City based colocation provider that he co-founded. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector, Morrison most recently served as Senior Vice President, Technology and has led the company’s engineering, network design and IT organizations in several key management roles.

“Terry has been an inspirational leader of our technology initiatives since joining TierPoint”, said Andy Stewart, TierPoint’s Chief Strategy Officer. “He is a tireless worker who has successfully taken on the challenge of leading our technical teams through a period of very rapid growth while maintaining focus on providing a superior level of customer service.”

About TierPoint
TierPoint is a leading national provider of best-in-class IT infrastructure services that help clients improve agility, drive performance, and manage risk. TierPoint offers multi-tenant, private, and hybrid cloud solutions; disaster recovery, business continuity and other managed services; and colocation – all backed by a commitment to superior customer service and highly-redundant, carrier-neutral data centers coast to coast.

Contact:
Patrick Baczenas, 314-720-3136, Patrick.Baczenas@www.tierpoint.com

TierPoint Expands Channel Partner Opportunities as Newly Designated Microsoft Azure Indirect Cloud Solution Provider

ST LOUIS (January 31, 2017) – TierPoint LLC, a leading national provider of hybrid IT solutions, today announced that it has been designated a Microsoft Azure Authorized Indirect Cloud Solution Provider – making it one of less than a dozen US-based managed hosting and cloud providers that have achieved this designation and building on TierPoint’s prior designation as a Direct Partner within the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.

“This expanded licensing program opens the door to compelling new opportunities for our channel partners and their clients,” said Bob Buchanan, TierPoint Vice President, Channel. “TierPoint partners that are enrolled in the Microsoft Partner Network with Indirect Reseller status can now provide one-stop shopping for Microsoft Azure solutions, increase revenue, and leverage TierPoint’s unique and comprehensive mix of hybrid IT services, including cloud design, deployment, and management – all backed by our superior, high-touch service and 39 world-class data centers in 20 geographically diversified markets.”

“AVANT’s trusted advisors, including resellers, agents and MSPs, can now support their customers’ Azure CSP needs through TierPoint, a proven leader in cloud services,” said Drew Lydecker, president and co-founder, AVANT.  “We’re excited to collaborate with TierPoint to help accelerate the growth of the cloud distribution channel.”

Selling cloud solutions through TierPoint and CSP provides channel partners with several benefits, including TierPoint expertise in:

  • Architecture and design of custom Azure and hybrid cloud solutions
  • Assisting clients with migrating their applications and data to the Azure environment
  • Managing and monitoring client infrastructure with remote management tools
  • Simplifying the billing process and helping ensure that each client’s spend in the Azure environment meets both that client’s needs and budgeted expectations
  • Managing the provisioning and turn up of all client cloud environments.

“Customers are adopting cloud-based solutions to drive digital transformation like never before, and we’re thrilled to expand the capabilities for cloud partners under the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “By selling through the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program, partners are at the center of the customer relationship and expand business opportunities in the cloud.”

About TierPoint
TierPoint is a leading national provider of best-in-class IT infrastructure services that help clients improve agility, drive performance, and manage risk. TierPoint offers multi-tenant, private, and hybrid cloud solutions; disaster recovery, business continuity and other managed services; and colocation – all backed by a commitment to superior customer service and highly-redundant, carrier-neutral data centers coast to coast.

Contact:
Patrick Baczenas, 314-720-3136, Patrick.Baczenas@www.tierpoint.com

TierPoint Announces $20M Data Center Investment in Nashville

Nashville (January 27th, 2017) –

TierPoint LLC announced that it is significantly increasing its capacity to serve the Nashville community through a new $20 million data center facility.

TierPoint is partnering with Compass Data Centers on the project, which will more than double the data center space to approximately 53,000 total sq. ft., with 2.4 MW of power and approximately 26,000 sq. ft. of raised floor. The new facility on Tierpoint’s Franklin campus is expected to be completed by mid-year and will include dedicated space to be used by clients for their business needs. Total investment in the complex, including the new building, will be approximately $45 million. (The original, carrier-neutral facility opened in 2013 with 10,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space).

“This new investment in Nashville will further enhance our ability to meet strong customer demand for hybrid IT solutions, evidenced by that fact that we’ve already pre-sold nearly 20 percent of the available space in this next phase,” said Bradley Markum, TierPoint’s Regional Vice President for the area. “As Nashville’s leading provider of cloud, colocation and managed services, we now offer new and current customers more expansion and backup capabilities – even as we continue adding clients to our current facility.”

“TierPoint’s growing investment and the strong client demand it’s seeing for its services are great news for our community and a sign of the strength of the technology sector in this region,” said Dr. Ken Moore, Mayor of Franklin.

TierPoint President and COO Tom McMillin unveiled plans for the new facility at the Nashville Technology Council’s 2017 CIO Awards, held Thursday evening in downtown Nashville, with more than 500 in attendance.

In his remarks, McMillin said: “A recent Brookings Institution study of the nation’s 100 largest metro areas rated Nashville as the undisputed leader in advanced industry job growth. That’s just one of the many reasons we believe in this community, are investing in it, and expanding our presence here, to support a growing roster of clients that have entrusted us with their mission-critical IT operations.”

About TierPoint
TierPoint is a leading national provider of best-in-class IT infrastructure services that help clients improve agility, drive performance, and manage risk. TierPoint offers multi-tenant, private, and hybrid cloud solutions; disaster recovery, business continuity and other managed services; and colocation – all backed by a commitment to superior customer service and highly-redundant, carrier-neutral data centers coast to coast.

Contact:
Patrick Baczenas, 314-720-3136, Patrick.Baczenas@www.tierpoint.com

Darwin Global Selects TierPoint to Support Private Cloud Migration

ST. LOUIS (November 30, 2016) – Darwin Global, LLC has selected TierPoint’s private cloud and managed security services to support the ongoing expansion of Darwin Global’s cloud-based training, education, and professional development services, continuing a longstanding partnership between the two companies.

Darwin Global manages the IT infrastructure and web presence of two online educational and training organizations: Smart Horizons, which offers early childhood education, law enforcement education, and security professional certification and Smart Horizons Career Online Education, the first fully accredited online school district in the US, which serves adults and older youth. With offices in Pensacola and Pompano Beach, Florida, and Oklahoma City and Lawton, Oklahoma, the rapidly growing company has more than three million clients in more than a dozen countries, including Fortune 100 companies, leading universities, government agencies and correctional facilities.

“Over the past ten years we’ve achieved an average annual growth rate of 194 percent,” said Dr. Rob Miller, Chief Knowledge Officer of Darwin Global. “By moving from public to private cloud, we will improve our ability to scale up to meet rapid growth while tightening security through new managed services. TierPoint’s private cloud will also help us meet increased client demand for continuous uptime.”

“As TierPoint has continued to expand our hybrid IT solutions portfolio, we’ve been able to stay in step with Darwin Global’s tremendous growth and work together to develop the right solutions to meet their needs and those of their clients,” said Russ Koch, TierPoint Regional Vice President.

About TierPoint
TierPoint is a leading national provider of best-in-class IT infrastructure services that help clients improve agility, drive performance, and manage risk. TierPoint offers multi-tenant, private, and hybrid cloud solutions; disaster recovery, business continuity and other managed services; and colocation – all backed by a commitment to superior customer service and highly-redundant, carrier-neutral data centers coast to coast.

Contact:
Patrick Baczenas, 314-720-3136, Patrick.Baczenas@www.tierpoint.com

TierPoint Completes Expansions of Marlborough and Baltimore Data Centers

Projects Culminate Nearly $45 Million in 2016 Expansion Investments

ST. LOUIS (November 17, 2016) – TierPoint LLC, a leading national provider of hybrid IT solutions, announced today the completion of the planned expansions of its Marlborough (Boston West Metro) and Baltimore data centers, adding approximately 15,500 sq. ft. of high-density data center space to its national data center footprint. Both data centers are SSAE 16, SOC 2 Type II compliant facilities.

TierPoint invested a total of $13 million in the Marlborough and Baltimore projects, with most of that investment made in 2016, culminating a total of nearly $45 million invested in expansion projects this year. Additional expansion investments are planned for 2017 in response to the growing demand the company is seeing for its services.

The Marlborough data center expansion added nearly 12,500 sq. ft. of raised floor to one of TierPoint’s largest facilities, which now encompasses approximately 215,000 sq. ft. of total space.  In addition to the expansion, upgrades were made to the electrical and mechanical infrastructure, using green technologies to further reduce the carbon footprint of the facility. This is the second major expansion of the carrier-neutral Marlborough data center within the past two years. Because of its location approximately 30 miles west of Boston and away from coastal areas, there is high demand for the facility from clients seeking a hybrid IT provider who can deliver disaster recovery solutions and workstation space.

TierPoint’s Baltimore data center is one of the largest carrier-neutral data centers in the state of Maryland. The completed expansion adds approximately 3,000 sq. ft. of raised floor to the 30,000 sq. ft. facility as well as adding UPS capacity.  As a result of strong demand for the new expansion space, the company is already considering further expansion in the Baltimore market in 2017.

Together, the expansions further enhance TierPoint’s capacity for cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and IT security services in the Northeast region. With 24x7x365 onsite security, technical and engineering support, the expanded facilities provide a reliable, secure and robust infrastructure environment to support clients’ unique and evolving technology requirements.

About TierPoint
TierPoint is a leading national provider of best-in-class IT infrastructure services that help clients improve agility, drive performance, and manage risk. TierPoint offers multi-tenant, private, and hybrid cloud solutions; disaster recovery, business continuity and other managed services; and colocation – all backed by a commitment to superior customer service and highly-redundant, carrier-neutral data centers coast to coast.

Contact:
Patrick Baczenas, 314-720-3136, Patrick.Baczenas@www.tierpoint.com