A New Hampshire data center was recently opened by FairPoint Communications, a telecom service provider. This is the company's second center in the state and overall.
FairPoint is not alone in moving between being a traditional telecom and a data center provider. Many traditional telecom vendors are increasing their data center portfolio in order to offset the losses some organizations are facing from providing land lines. Data centers play to a telecom service's expertise with information and network, but do so at a slightly larger scale.
The company is looking at expanding with new data centers into Maine and Vermont, two other states where it has a significant user base. Right now, the data center being offered by the organization is principally being used for disaster recovery services, which is a typical use-case for a first time data center operator.
FairPoint is leasing space in the data center through a variety of contracts. Offering services as varied as half a rack to customized cages, to even a "pay-as-you-grow" license model, which would allow for expansion on the side of its partner companies.
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