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Expedient expands portfolio in Ohio for fifth data centre in the region

Expedient expands portfolio in Ohio for fifth data centre in the region

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Continuing to expand and extend access to its portfolio of colocation and managed infrastructure services, Expedient has announced it has added the former Nationwide data centre, near Columbus, Ohio, to help meet continued market demand.

The expansion represents the company’s 15th data centre in the US, while further solidifying Expedient as a leading data centre and Managed Cloud Service Provider in the Midwest.

The news underscores Expedient’s dedication to bolstering its footprint and services capabilities in both Ohio and across the US. This 102,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility augments the company’s ability to deliver best-of-breed IT solutions with production space to accommodate more than 33,000 physical servers, with 3MW of initial power capacity, that will be increased to 7.5MW in the future.

It stands as Expedient’s largest data centre in Ohio and is one of five pivotal facilities in the state, providing national and local clients with the company’s renowned full-stack Cloud Service Provider capabilities.

As in all Expedient data centres, the new facility enables Expedient clients to seamlessly colocate its existing IT investments alongside Expedient’s cloud platforms and at the same time, connect to external hyperscale environments, unlocking greater flexibility and efficiency. This expansion aligns with Expedient’s broader growth nationwide, where 15 facilities cover 10 geographically dispersed markets, including recent additions in Milwaukee, Denver and Phoenix.

Nationwide and Expedient have entered into a long-term agreement whereby Nationwide continues as landlord of the facility and Expedient takes full operational control and responsibility for future upgrade and expansion investment. The new Expedient data centre will serve Nationwide’s existing requirements and have significant additional capacity to serve clients across Expedient’s full stake of cloud infrastructure and colocation services.

“Expedient has expressed interest in this facility for a while. Modernisation of our infrastructure has allowed us to decrease our footprint to less than half of the facility, so it made logistical and financial sense to move forward and partner with Expedient,” said Todd Lukens, Chief Technology and Information Security Officer, Nationwide.

It will provide Expedient’s traditional colocation, cloud-based and IT infrastructure services to the company’s growing client base in the region, which includes Nationwide, Bob Evans Farms and Stanley Steemer. Expedient’s full-stack IT Infrastructure offering empowers customers to optimise operations, performance and costs across various environments, including colocation, public, private, or multi-cloud. 

The facility will act as an on-ramp to the Expedient Enterprise Cloud by providing access to the company’s Expedient CTRL suite of capabilities which make it possible for clients to improve overall enterprise efficiencies, especially in the areas of data management, automation, security and networking. All Expedient facilities offer access to its fully redundant 100Gbps, high-speed network connectivity with Internet access and a direct connection to hyperscale cloud providers.

The Columbus data centre is designed to exceed the criteria of a Tier 3 data centre, as defined by the Uptime Institute’s Data Center Classification System. Redundant power and cooling infrastructure systems are available within the data centre, which includes five standby generators.

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