MSP Today Expert Feature
May 06, 2014

Codero Hosting Opens New Data Center in Key Digital Dallas Data Campus Location

MSP and cloud services provider Codero Hosting has opened its flagship data center in Dallas-Fort Worth. The location is strategic as Dallas is a key interconnection and network hand-off point for the Southwest region with a large number of carriers and aggregators maintaining a presence there.

The new Tier 3 (News - Alert) facility is the fourth Codero data center, and offers access to the MSP’s cloud, dedicated and On-Demand Hybrid Cloud solutions. Located within the 70-acre Digital Dallas Data Campus, it features full redundancy, high levels of scalability and enables rapid provisioning.

The data center is SSAE 16 compliant and features 24x7 security and the potential for more than 100mw of power. Dallas is a major Texas fiber hub and home to multiple carriers, which enables low latency, low electricity costs and easy access to multiple fuel service providers. The Digital Dallas Campus, owned by Digital Realty Trust (which assisted Codero in development of the new facility), is home to a variety of service providers including CyrusOne (News - Alert).

“DFW is the hub of connectivity for U.S. bandwidth and offers the industry’s latest technology – everything from power and cooling to density, as well as a variety of choices in bandwidth providers, flexibility in labor pool and unbeatable power costs,” said Robert Autenrieth, COO of Codero Hosting.

The sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is the fourth largest in the U.S. and is rapidly becoming a force in the data center market. Valued for its relatively low number of natural disasters and burgeoning real estate market, the region is home to at least 55 colocation facilities. Players in the region include Cologix, Telx, Rackspace, Savvis, ViaWest, Equinix (News - Alert), EarthLink, XO and Level 3.

The new Codero DFW data center features 10GB switches running to the rack and server, enabling high levels of performance and the potential for upgrades. Codero is also providing 24x7 onsite tech support in tandem with its automation layer to ensure smooth performance and provisioning. The MSP says the new facility already has several tenants and hundreds of servers and devices are already deployed.

Edited by Maurice Nagle