Alpheus Communications Expands Texas Data Center Portfolio
New data center facility in Houston gives customers wider options to fit operational and budget needs.
Alpheus Communications has expanded its portfolio of Texas data centers by adding a second, easily accessible facility located within 10 miles of Houston’s central business district, near major freeways. The new facility is designed to support customers looking for more budget-friendly colocation services.
“By offering specific data center tiers to match customers’ various budgets and risk profiles, we help them have the proper mix of data center usage. We believe that being a one-size-fits-all data center operator is not in the best interest of our enterprise customers, for whom flexibility is key.”
The new Alpheus facility presents businesses with an affordable choice for many data center use-cases, including:
- Additional storage driven by Big Data applications
- Enterprise/IT Operations
- Disaster recovery
- Database replication
- Network hub sites
- Cloud solutions
With this new facility, Alpheus now operates six data centers in Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth and Austin, all on-net (connected) to Alpheus’ Texas resilient DWDM fiber network. The combination of data center and fiber network services gives businesses an efficient way to achieve security, reliability, scalability and value.
“Adding this new facility epitomizes our data center strategy, which is to offer varied solutions to customers who have different budgets and risk levels across their business,” said Scott Widham, CEO of Alpheus Communications. “By offering specific data center tiers to match customers’ various budgets and risk profiles, we help them have the proper mix of data center usage. We believe that being a one-size-fits-all data center operator is not in the best interest of our enterprise customers, for whom flexibility is key.”
The new facility’s key features include:
- Flexible space options from half-cabinets to private cages
- Fully redundant HVAC system with N+1 cooling
- FM200 fire suppression with heat and smoke detection
- 24x7x365 critical monitoring/disaster prevention
- Access card and biometrics security
- Diverse fiber network connections
Alpheus owns and operates one of the largest fiber networks in Texas, with metro facilities in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley, delivering the highest-quality network services, including high-bandwidth transport, Ethernet, voice and dedicated Internet access. As one of the largest fiber owner/operators in Texas, Alpheus’ data services provide resilient, high-quality data connections required for businesses to get optimal performance from SaaS solutions, cloud-based computing, and remotely hosted IT infrastructure and platforms.
Widham is one of more than 450 leading data center real estate and technology infrastructure executives attending the inaugural Texas Data Center Summit in Dallas on Thursday, Oct. 10, at The Renaissance Dallas Hotel. The summit’s theme – “Big Data, Big State, Big Opportunities: Network with Today’s Most Active Owners, Operators, Capital Sources & End-Users” – mirrors Alpheus’ growing data center business.