02 June 2017
| Jason Mcgee-Abe
Data centre solutions provider TierPoint has announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art data centre in Broken Arrow, Tulsa, representing its fourth facility in Oklahoma.
TierPoint has partnered with Dallas-based Compass Datacenters and it envisions the new facility will have approximately 60,000 sq ft of total space.
The initial phase, on which the company estimates construction will be completed later this year, involves an investment of approximately $20 million, supporting approximately 30,000 sq ft of total space and 16,000 sq ft of raised floor.
“Access to reasonably priced land and electrical power have made Oklahoma one of the nation’s most inviting data centre locations,” said Todd Currie, vice president and general manager of TierPoint. “We’ve seen growing interest in enterprise-class IT solutions in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City, including cloud, colocation, disaster recovery, security and other managed services.”
TierPoint already operates a 37,000 sq ft data centre in Tulsa’s Brady district. That facility includes 10,000 sq ft of raised floor, with additional space used for business continuity, offices and infrastructure support.
TierPoint opened the state’s largest commercial data centre in early 2016, a $30 million facility in Oklahoma City, with nearly 70,000 sq ft of total space.
Last month, TierPoint announced that ex-Digital Realty MD Tony Rossabi as executive vice president and chief revenue officer in a newly created role.