Milwaukee — October 20th, 2021 — Expedient today announced the opening of a new data center in the City of Franklin, Wisconsin, located in Milwaukee County, to better serve increasing customer demand for its cloud-based, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings in the central United States. Expedient will immediately offer its best-in-class suite of curated tech stack capabilities from this 28,500 sq ft. facility, equipped with1.2-megawatts of critical power serving the data center, making it possible for clients to leverage their legacy IT investments while taking advantage of cloud and hyperscale environments.
The state-of-the-art facility, which has the capacity for more than 8,000 physical servers, is designed to help clients optimize hybrid-IT operations, performance, and costs across various environments, including colocation, public, private, or multi-cloud. This is the company’s 12th data center location in the US, making it possible for customers to ensure that applications and workloads are optimized and running on the right IT platform, regardless of where the infrastructure resides.
“We’re here to help organizations of all sizes make the transition into the cloud,” says Bryan Smith, Senior VP & Chief Strategy Officer at Expedient. “This isn’t a rip-and-replace or a one size fits all approach. We see an evolution and journey taking place whereby our clients are improving overall enterprise efficiencies by being able to pick and choose optimal solutions around infrastructure, data management, automation, security and networking. This new cloud data center helps augment and solidify the company’s Cloud Different approach, launched in April of this year, while giving us a bigger footprint in the central US to better service customers.”
Expedient is now one of just a few Cloud Service Providers (CSP), delivering services from a Milwaukee cloud node. Large hyperscale cloud providers offer Milwaukee cloud services out of Chicago via partners and/or lower-tier technology models. Expedient continues to expand its data center footprint and now offers expansive hybrid IT/multi-cloud services from a Milwaukee-based facility – delivering uncompromising performance, flexibility, scale along with locally based expert service. With Expedient, clients can colocate hardware they own in the same building where their cloud workloads and virtual desktops reside, which significantly reduces their cost of operations and simplifies their IT environment.
“Expedient’s decision to invest in a Milwaukee area data center shows the importance of midwestern cities to the growing tech industry. A combination of high caliber talent, stable geography, and growing investment in tech by traditional industries make the Milwaukee region an ideal location to service midwestern clients,” says Kathy Henrich, CEO, MKE Tech Hub Coalition.
The data center is designed to meet or exceed the criteria of a Tier 3 data center as defined by the Uptime Institute’s Data Center Classification System. Redundant power and cooling infrastructure systems are available within the data center and include two standby, diesel fuel, engine generators. As a leading full-stack CSP, Expedient continues to deliver innovative cloud computing and data center Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capabilities from all 12 data center locations Additionally, the company plans to hire a dozen employees in the coming months to help support the new location. For more information on Expedient data centers click here.
Expedient helps companies transform their IT operations through award-winning multi-cloud solutions and managed services including disaster recovery, security and compliance, and more. The company’s Cloud DifferentTM approach provides an on-ramp to the cloud, supporting the optimization and delivery of all applications (both legacy and cloud native). Named VMware’s Americas Cloud Partner of the Year and acknowledged in Gartner’s Market Guide for Disaster Recovery as a Service, Expedient eases a customer’s transition to the cloud by providing curated and bundled best of breed solutions backed by “white glove” services and support. Expedient data centers are compliant with a variety of regulatory mandates, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Service Organization Control (SOC) reports are completed and audited annually for all locations and infrastructure platforms. Learn more at www.expedient.com/multicloud..