Modell’s Sporting Goods Selects TierPoint for Critical IT Infrastructure Services

ST. LOUIS (November 19, 2019) TierPoint, a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet, today announced that it has been selected by Modell’s Sporting Goods to provide IBM infrastructure and other cloud services.

“Our IT operations, including computing and infrastructure resource needs, are a key component of our ability to succeed in a highly competitive retail marketplace. In the retail industry today, you are constantly looking for ways to stay ahead of the competition and you need the ability to adapt and change fast,” said Modell’s Chief Technology Officer Vincent Damiano. “We chose TierPoint as a partner in this area due to their experience, reputation and comprehensive suite of services that allow us the real time flexibility in managing our computing resource needs to support our business. Their unique expertise in both IBM and cloud services made them the perfect partner in our transformation away from the traditional data center.”

Among the most trusted names in the business, Modell’s Sporting Goods is America’s oldest, family-owned and operated retailer of sporting goods, athletic footwear, active apparel and fan gear, with over 150 stores throughout the Northeastern U.S.

“When Modell’s asked us to help them find a solution for both IBM workloads and traditional cloud hosting, we felt TierPoint’s hybrid approach would be a perfect fit,” said Mark Selden, Chief Executive Officer of CrosStar Network Solutions. “Our goal is always to match the needs of our clients with providers like TierPoint that can meet their requirements both technically and financially.”

“Modell’s is a very smart, progressive organization with a strong focus on how technology can help them better serve their customers and grow their business,” said TierPoint Northeast Region Vice President John Vernazza. “We’re proud to count them among the thousands of organizations that have turned to TierPoint to help them on their journey to IT transformation.”

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 5,000 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.

About Modell’s Sporting Goods
Founded in 1889, Modell’s Sporting Goods is the local family sporting goods destination that provides a convenient and compelling shopping experience for the athlete and fan in all of us. Modell’s offers customers an assortment of top brands in sporting goods equipment, footwear, team apparel and active apparel for every level of play year-round. The retailer operates over 150 stores located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. In addition, www.Modells.com is a diverse website which services customers all over the country, filling all of their needs regardless of their residence.

About CrosStar Network Solutions
For nearly two decades, CrosStar Network Solutions (CNS) has set the standard in negotiating the best service solutions for businesses across the globe. CNS is recognized for its ability to substantially lower telecommunication costs without sacrificing account maintenance, management and support. CNS is run under a carrier-neutral approach that allows us to assist our clients in selecting the highest quality solutions for their unique needs. Our impartial stance builds client trust. CNS is a hybrid-IT solutions consultant with a no-fee approach, focused on assisting clients with a full-service portfolio of managed services, colocation, connectivity, multi-cloud and bare metal, with the ability to offer TDM, a true hybrid environment or full Cloud as a Service solutions. We are also well versed in SSAE18, SOC 1, PCI, HIPAA, and HITECH compliancy.

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.