Fiber and networking solutions provider Alpheus Communications recently announced that it is expanding its Texas data center footprint with the launch of a second facility near Houston’s business district.
Alpheus stated that Houston has been on the company’s radar for some time. Recently, Alpheus expanded its on-net fiber footprint to include several buildings in downtown Houston, offering fiber-based Ethernet service at a range of speeds.
This will be the company’s sixth data center in the state, joining facilities in Dallas, Ft. Worth and Austin. All of Alpheus’ data centers are interconnected by the company’s DWDM fiber network. The provider said that its interconnected approach is unique and allows Alpheus more control over service quality and customer experience.
Although there are a number of other data center providers in the area Alpheus stated that it has a leg up on the competition by providing “more budget-friendly colocation services.”
This newest data center will offer data storage available for big data applications, enterprise and IT operations, disaster recovery solutions, database replication, network hub sites and cloud solutions.
Alpheus Communications CEO Scott Widham said the new Texas facility will be in line with the company’s data center strategy to provide a variety of solutions at different cost points.
“By offering specific data center tiers to match customers’ various budgets and risk profiles, we help them have the proper mix of data center usage,” Widham said. “We believe that being a one-size-fits-all data center operator is not in the best interest of our enterprise customers, for whom flexibility is the key.”
The data center layout at the Houston facility includes space for half-cabinet servers to private cages, a fully redundant HVAC system with N+1 cooling capabilities, critical monitoring and disaster prevention. Additionally, the facility has diverse fiber network connections as well as access card and biometric security.