TierPoint LLC has announced the completion of the planned expansion of its TekPark data center near Allentown, Pennsylvania. The $12 million expansion adds nearly 14,000 sq ft of high-density data center space to the facility, bringing the total to nearly 43,000 sq ft. The project additionally establishes baseline infrastructure to support the next phase of expansion.

“We’re fortunate and proud to have experienced steady growth since we opened the facility in 2011,” said Bob Hicks, TierPoint senior vice president of operations. “This project has been driven by growing market demand throughout the Pennsylvania region, as evidenced by the presale of approximately 30% of this expansion to a northeast New Jersey financial services firm.”

The expansion will further enhance TierPoint’s abilities to provide colocation, disaster recovery and IT security services in the Pennsylvania market. With 24x7x365 onsite security, technical, and engineering support, the expanded facility provides a reliable, secure and robust infrastructure environment to supports its clients’ unique and evolving technology requirements.

One of TierPoint’s anchor clients at TekPark is St. Luke’s University Health Network, which also uses TierPoint’s Bethlehem data center for colocation. Chad Brisendine, the client’s chief information officer (CIO), said the TekPark facility expansion will provide needed resources for rapidly growing enterprises like St. Luke’s. “TierPoint has been a good partner for us for more than a decade,” said Brisendine, “As our business needs have continued to evolve and grow beyond traditional disaster recovery services, TierPoint has grown with us.”