Toward the beginning of September, data center colocation and cloud service provider Expedient announced the groundbreaking of a new Ohio data center in Dublin. Construction of the 60,000 square foot facility will be carried out in phases, with the initial phase currently commencing.
The first phase, slated for completion in 2015, will cost an estimated $22 million and will neighbor the data centers of Amazon, IBM and Compass in the Shier Rings TechFlex District. Expedient regional vice president Bryan Smith noted that the location is popular with the Ohio data center community due to its central site in the country and low risk for natural disasters.
In addition, the location also provides nearby access to the region's fiber-optic connectivity resources. All told, the site boasts fourteen fiber optic data transport providers, which allows Expedient to offer a range of data transport options to their clients.
"We were fortunate to secure a location which is directly adjacent to an electrical substation, which in our business, equates to enhanced availability to a reliable power source," Smith said.
This will be Expedient's second Ohio data center, as the company previously established a facility in 2011. The colocation provider also has a Baltimore, Maryland data center, a Boston, Massachusetts data center, an Indianapolis, Indiana data center, as well as a Pittsburg, Pennsylvania data center. Altogether, Expedient now has a total of 10 data centers and 275,000 square feet of data center space serving more than 1,400 clients.
Smith noted that the Ohio facility will nearly triple the company's service footprint in the state marketplace and make Expedient the only provider of in-market and out-of-market, off-site hosting services.