NEC member FairPoint Communications recently opened a new data center in Manchester, NH. The facility will allow customers to store their data and computer servers in climate-controlled, heavily secured spaces.
The Manchester data center is the second such facility for FairPoint, which opened a smaller center in Laconia, NH, in June 2014. It has been designed to accommodate companies of all sizes and sectors. In a Union Leaderarticle, the company cites its expectations that the facility will attract businesses from many northeastern states, as companies try to find data storage far away from their offices, in the event of disaster. In a press release, FairPoint touted the safety, physical security, and power backup features of the facility, which are designed to keep businesses running smoothly.
“I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many business owners and IT executives who have expressed a need for data center space in northern New England,” said FairPoint’s Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer Tony Tomae. “These executives are supportive and excited about our decision to create new data centers because they want to focus on their core business – not on building and managing on-premise data centers. Manchester is centrally located for many companies, especially those within approximately 60 miles that would find it convenient to use FairPoint’s space as a primary or secondary data center. Plus, our customers in Maine and Vermont will consider our space for housing disaster recovery servers because we are a safe, yet manageable, distance from their primary data center. We are also considering additional data center locations within our service area.”
The New England Council applauds FairPoint for its work to offer customers safe technology solutions.