ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Contegix®, a cloud computing, colocation and managed hosting company that empowers customers by providing Go BeyondTM support, completed its full data center migration to its new, state-of-the-art data center. After moving the corporate headquarters to 210 North Tucker in January to accommodate continued growth, all of Contegix’s St. Louis operations are now officially under one roof.
“Our technical team’s comprehensive knowledge and experience was exactly what was needed to complete each move smoothly and with minimal customer downtime. Our team is among the best in the business and we can handle any hosting situation that a customer can throw at us.”
“As a company, we made the strategic decision to perform a major upgrade of our data center infrastructure and core network to better serve our clients,” said Matthew Porter, CEO of Contegix. “Our ability to provide Go Beyond service and support to our customers will be strengthened even further with this infrastructure upgrade. It is a tremendous testament to the deep, technical skills of the Contegix team that we were able to successfully accomplish this very complicated migration to the premier data center in the region.”
The enhanced data center infrastructure, located in the recently renovated Digital Realty Trust building in St. Louis, is the only N+1 rated facility in the region and provides the following benefits:
- 18 MW of building load capacity delivered by 13.8 kV utility services
- N+1 backup power provided by a 2500 kW generator
- Multiple UPS (Electricity) modules configured in an N+1 redundancy
- Energy efficient down flow CRAC (Cooling Room AC) units configured at N+2 redundancy
- Redundant cooling towers & condenser water loop configured as N+1
- Nearly unlimited power configurations for customer specialized equipment
“As a result of our enhanced relationship with Digital Realty Trust, the world’s largest data center provider, we are now able to offer a global data center reach delivered locally,” said Porter.
InfoQ, a Contegix customer that facilitates the spread of knowledge and innovation in enterprise development, says the upgrade has greatly improved its site speed and response.
“Now InfoQ is running blazing fast, it responds faster than CNN or Facebook. This improvement was unexpected and greatly appreciated, and we are not being asked to pay anything extra for it,” said Floyd Marinescu, CEO of InfoQ.
Other benefits of the data center migration will be an upgraded backup infrastructure, upcoming new features like object storage and IPv6, and more flexibility for customers that have ad hoc network requirements and hybrid environments containing cloud, colocated and managed infrastructure.
Contegix also upgraded its network with additional capacity and capabilities.
- Faster connectivity and reduced hops to Europe, Asia, and Australia
- Reduced bandwidth and cross connect costs
- Increased redundancy of managed private networks
- Faster managed backups and restorations
“Completing a project of this magnitude without a hitch just goes to show that Contegix is truly an expert in colocation, data center operations, and managed services,” says Craig McElroy, CTO at Contegix. “Our technical team’s comprehensive knowledge and experience was exactly what was needed to complete each move smoothly and with minimal customer downtime. Our team is among the best in the business and we can handle any hosting situation that a customer can throw at us.”
The data center migration included 18 separate move events, migration of hundreds of customers and nearly 1,500 devices moved. The Contegix expert engineers completed the migration without any outside assistance.
Contegix® provides custom and strategic cloud, colocation and managed hosting solutions for enterprise applications and infrastructure. Contegix services include supporting dedicated hardware and operating system management, deploying and configuring software, managed data protection and offering complete licensing management. Contegix award-winning, Go Beyond service is delivered by a staff of Tier-3 engineers from its global headquarters in St. Louis, MO. Current clients and partners include Nestle Purina, Dell, eBay, Electronic Arts, United Airlines, Starbucks, VMware, and Atlassian. For additional information, visit www.contegix.com or call 1 (877) 426-6834.