TelePacific Communications (Booth #405) is bolstering its recent data center investments with specialists, SSAE 16 certifications and a new data-center operations center (DOC) scheduled to be active in the first quarter of 2012. The company made the announcement today at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo.
TelePacific bought O1 Communications and Orange County Internet Xchange (OCiX Inc.) in the fall of 2010 and summer of 2011, respectively, adding two SAS 70 Type II facilities to its colocation arsenal. With those acquisitions fully integrated, TelePacific now operates data centers in Las Vegas, and Sacramento and Santa Ana, Calif., as well as several other colocation facilities throughout California. That means the provider offers geographic diversity and network redundancy necessary for various applications, as well as reliable off-site storage and disaster recovery services.
To help channel partners and customers with needs assessment, configuration and support, TelePacific recently hired experienced specialists to its data center team. The new additions include Peter Berns, the former CEO of Colomotion/Colo.com; Michael Kaspar, a 20-year industry veteran and former executive with OCiX and Telekenex; and Michael Webb, a former Qwest data center product specialist and En Pointe Technologies executive with significant complex data center design and management experience.
Were thrilled to have landed such great personnel resources to support our ongoing investment in industry-leading data-centric solutions,” said TelePacific President and CEO Dick Jalkut, who’s celebrating 10 years at the company’s helm. These professionals are capable industry veterans who will help make our datacenter and colocation services even more accessible and valuable to our growing number of midsized business customers.”
Meanwhile, TelePacifics data center in Sacramento also has transitioned from SAS 70 to SSAE 16 certification to achieve the latest recognized standards for compliance. The Las Vegas and San Jose facilities were expected to be SSAE 16-certified by the end of the month.
In addition, when TelePacifics DOC is completed, it will serve as the primary contact center for colocation customers and provide a check on all data center capacities, capabilities and services customers are receiving. Customers also will soon have the ability to burst bandwidth on demand and be billed for it incrementally.
All of TelePacifics data center and colocation facilities offer customers access to the carriers high-capacity public Internet; private multi-gigabit Ethernet; and/or IP MPLS bandwidth directly to TelePacifics IP and fiber network. There also is a voice network for primary rate interface (PRI) that does not require a local loop, which improves both network resiliency and costs while simplifying the manageability via one provider.