TierPoint Announces Hosted Private Cloud Powered by Nutanix AHV

Managed service offers greater flexibility, improved economics for hypervisor-agnostic hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution

ST. LOUIS (September 19, 2019) – TierPoint, a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet, today added a Nutanix AHV hypervisor based offering to its earlier announced managed service, Hosted Private Cloud powered by Nutanix Enterprise Cloud software.

AHV is Nutanix’s native, enterprise-grade, high-performance virtualization platform that is license free and integrated with the Enterprise Cloud OS.

“This development is a very important step in our expanding partnership with Nutanix,” said Rob Carter, TierPoint Senior Vice President of Product Development, Architecture and Engineering. “For our clients and prospects, our AHV-based offering helps reduce the anxiety that accompanies most IT transformation journeys. The managed service gives them more flexibility in their technology choices, while minimizing the challenges often associated with shifting technologies and placing the infrastructure management responsibilities on TierPoint, so our clients can focus on other priorities.”

“Designed for simplicity and automation, enhanced scale, and security, Nutanix AHV hypervisor is a core building block of the virtualized datacenter,” said Manoj Agarwal, Senior Vice President of Engineering and GM of Cloud Partners. “We are excited to continue our collaboration with TierPoint, with their expanded offering now powered by Nutanix AHV, to bring enterprises’ focus back on to their applications and innovation. Our joint customers will greatly benefit from the freedom of choice and intelligent automation made possible by TierPoint’s managed service powered by Nutanix Enterprise Cloud including AHV.”

On its near-term product roadmap, TierPoint is also developing a Nutanix-powered Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution, with native Nutanix replication and DR run book orchestration.

About TierPoint
Meeting clients where they are on their journey to IT transformation, TierPoint (tierpoint.com) is a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet. The company has one of the largest customer bases in the industry, with thousands of clients ranging from the public to private sectors, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. TierPoint also has one of the largest and most geographically diversified footprints in the nation, with over 40 world-class data centers in 20 markets and 8 multitenant cloud pods, connected by a coast-to-coast network. Led by a proven management team, TierPoint’s highly experienced IT professionals offer a comprehensive solution portfolio of private, multitenant, managed hyperscale, and hybrid cloud, plus colocationdisaster recoverysecurity, and other managed IT services.

TierPoint Selects Dell EMC VxRail to Launch New Hosted Private Cloud

Latest Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Solution Responds to Growing Demand

ST. LOUIS (September 12, 2019) –TierPoint, a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet, today announced the broad availability of its newest service, Hosted Private Cloud powered by the Dell EMC VxRail platform.

Managed by TierPoint’s team of cloud experts, the new, VxRail-powered service:

  • Is VMware Cloud Verified and available in 40 TierPoint data centers, all of which are HIPAA, PCI-DSS, GLBA, and SSAE 18 compliant
  • Offers robust service-level agreements (SLA’s)
  • Supports a wide range of cloud deployment models and diverse customer requirements, including production and/or recovery clouds, as part of an end-to-end solution.

Jointly engineered by VMware and Dell EMC, VxRail tightly integrates VMware’s software-defined data center technology with Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, allowing VxRail to be seamlessly plugged-in to a VMware environment and integrated with the full suite of VMware capabilities and management tools.

“Our VxRail-powered service offers another strong option for leveraging the benefits of private cloud and hyperconverged infrastructure,” said Rob Carter, TierPoint senior vice president of product development, Architecture and Engineering. “For the benefit of our clients on their respective paths to IT transformation, we’re well positioned to install, support, and scale both private and hybrid cloud deployments at the edge – drawing on our unique combination of in-house expertise; a geographically diversified data center footprint; multiple cloud onramp options; and a high-speed, high-capacity network backbone.”

“Dell EMC VxRail, the industry’s No. 1 and fastest growing hyperconverged system, has become the gold standard for hyperconverged deployments and the optimal foundation for hybrid clouds,” said Jay Snyder, senior vice president, Dell Technologies Alliances and Service Providers. “As the industry’s only jointly-engineered, turnkey HCI appliance with VMware, VxRail is built to provide the most seamless experience for VMware environments, offering TierPoint world-class infrastructure to best power customers’ cloud environments. With full stack integration between VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail, both the infrastructure layer and VMware cloud software are managed as one, complete, automated, turnkey hybrid cloud, reducing risk and increasing IT operational efficiency.”

“As an early VMware Cloud Verified partner, TierPoint continues to demonstrate a clear vision and strategy for helping customers navigate their cloud journeys, with a hyper focus on delivering new service based on the most innovative VMware offerings, including vCloud Availability, Cloud Provider Pod and now VxRail,” said Ajay Patel, senior vice president and general manager, cloud provider software business unit, VMware. “The unique value they bring in delivering customized IT services helps enable customers to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives spanning edge to data center. Now, with a cutting edge VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure solution available in 40 data centers, TierPoint customers will benefit from the value of consistent VMware cloud infrastructure and operations, spanning on-premises environments and the cloud.”

TierPoint is already in the process of installing VxRail-based solutions for a number of clients, with a growing slate of related opportunities in its sales pipeline.

About TierPoint
Meeting clients where they are on their journey to IT transformation, TierPoint (tierpoint.com) is a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet. The company has one of the largest customer bases in the industry, with thousands of clients ranging from the public to private sectors, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. TierPoint also has one of the largest and most geographically diversified footprints in the nation, with over 40 world-class data centers in 20 markets and 8 multitenant cloud pods, connected by a coast-to-coast network. Led by a proven management team, TierPoint’s highly experienced IT professionals offer a comprehensive solution portfolio of private, multitenant, managed hyperscale, and hybrid cloud, plus colocationdisaster recoverysecurity, and other managed IT services.

TierPoint Introduces ‘Connect Point’ Resource

Online service facilitates search and discovery of edge data centers; connectivity options; cloud, disaster recovery, and other services

ST. LOUIS (September 9, 2019) – TierPoint, a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet, today launched Connect Point, a new online resource that facilitates multi-dimensional searches for capabilities and connectivity options across TierPoint’s coast-to-coast footprint of 40-plus edge data centers.

“Connect Point offers a uniquely comprehensive and user-friendly interface that incorporates not only facilities, carriers, and connectivity but also other components of a successful and scalable IT transformation strategy, such as recovery services, private, multitenant, and hybrid cloud solutions,” said TierPoint Chief Revenue Officer Tony Rossabi. “It’s a singular source where companies can start their journey to the managed edge.”

Connect Point also enables quote requests from prospective buyers and inquiries from carriers and other partners interested in joining or expanding their presence in TierPoint’s edge ecosystem

About TierPoint
TierPoint (tierpoint.com) is a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet. The company has one of the largest customer bases in the industry, with thousands of clients ranging from the public to private sectors, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. TierPoint also has one of the largest and most geographically diversified footprints in the nation, with over 40 world-class data centers in 20 U.S. markets and 8 multi-tenant cloud pods, connected by a coast-to-coast network. Led by a proven management team, TierPoint’s highly experienced IT professionals offer a comprehensive solution portfolio of private, multitenant, managed hyperscale, and hybrid cloud, plus colocationdisaster recoverysecurity, and other managed IT services.

TierPoint Partners with Compass on $20 Million Expansion of RTP Data Center

RALEIGH, NC (July 16, 2019) –TierPoint, a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet, today announced plans to expand its state-of-the-art data center in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park (RTP), in partnership with Compass Datacenters.

The $20 million expansion plan calls for approximately 9,000 sq. feet of added office and support space; 24,000 sq. ft. of new raised floor, more than tripling the production space of the original facility; fully redundant and generator-backed power, with initial, critical load capacity of 1.2 megawatts (expandable to 3.6 megawatts); high-efficiency cooling; diverse high-speed network connectivity; and multi-layer physical security, meeting stringent regulatory compliance standards.

“Expanding our world-class RTP data center allows us to respond to the significant demand we’ve seen for colocation and cloud solutions in this region,” said TierPoint Executive Vice President of Data Center Operations Keith Markley.

“We’re excited to continue building on our TierPoint partnership,” said Compass Datacenters CEO Chris Crosby. “The RTP expansion is a textbook example of two companies working together, in real time, to address today’s market realities. This project will provide a future-proof, state-of-the-art facility and flexible growth options for TierPoint customers.”

TierPoint expects the expansion to be completed and available to clients early next year.

About TierPoint
TierPoint (tierpoint.com) is a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet. The company has one of the largest customer bases in the industry, with thousands of clients ranging from the public to private sectors, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. TierPoint also has one of the largest and most geographically diversified footprints in the nation, with over 40 world-class data centers in 20 U.S. markets and 8 multi-tenant cloud pods, connected by a coast-to-coast network. Led by a proven management team, TierPoint’s highly experienced IT professionals offer a comprehensive solution portfolio of private, multitenant, managed hyperscale, and hybrid cloud, plus colocation, disaster recovery, security, and other managed IT services.

TierPoint Announces Cloud-to-Cloud Recovery with VMware vCloud Availability

ST. LOUIS (July 1, 2019) –TierPoint, a leading provider of secure, connected cloud, recovery, and data center solutions at the edge of the internet, today announced the general availability of its newest Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering, Cloud-to-Cloud Recovery with vCloud Availability.

VMware’s vCloud Availability is a unified solution built to offer simple, more secure, and cost-effective onboarding, migration, and disaster recovery services for multitenant VMware clouds. TierPoint’s Cloud-to-Cloud Recovery with vCloud Availability makes it easier for organizations of all sizes to protect their workloads from unexpected events.

“Being one of a handful of providers that are first-to-market with this new capability underscores the strength of our industry-leading DRaaS solutions portfolio,” said Rob Carter, TierPoint Senior Vice President of Product Development, Architecture and Engineering. “Our customers and prospects are demanding more economical, secure, easier-to-use tools that help them protect and recover critical workloads, and this new service responds to that demand.”

Cloud-based disaster recovery is one of the fastest-growing industry segments for cloud services. VMware vCloud Availability gives cloud providers the ability to capitalize on this growth and deliver increased choice to end users. Additionally, as enterprises increasingly implement a hybrid cloud strategy, vCloud Availability provides an opportunity for cloud providers to deliver simple, integrated migration and onboarding services to the cloud and from cloud to cloud.

“Cloud-to-Cloud Recovery based on VMware vCloud Availability allows TierPoint to offer robust business continuity to organizations of all sizes,” said Rajeev Bhardwaj, vice president of product management, cloud provider software business unit, VMware. “TierPoint empowers companies to recover data quickly and avoid business outages when a man-made or natural disaster strikes.”

For more information please visit bit.ly/vmw_draas and tierpoint.com/services/draas.

About TierPoint
TierPoint (tierpoint.com) is a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet. The company has one of the largest customer bases in the industry, with thousands of clients ranging from the public to private sectors, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. TierPoint also has one of the largest and most geographically diversified footprints in the nation, with over 40 world-class data centers in 20 U.S. markets and 8 multi-tenant cloud pods, connected by a coast-to-coast network. Led by a proven management team, TierPoint’s highly experienced IT professionals offer a comprehensive solution portfolio of private, multitenant, managed hyperscale, and hybrid cloud, plus colocation, disaster recovery, security, and other managed IT services.

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