(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – FIBERTOWN, Houston’s colocation data center provider and Central Texas business continuity campus, announced today that Gexa Energy, Houston-based retail electric provider, has selected FIBERTOWN for disaster recovery colocation and business continuity office space. FIBERTOWN will provide high availability data center space and dedicated DR worksites with 100% uptime to support Gexa Energy’s goal of maintaining continuous operations.
“The safe distance and easy access coupled with a guaranteed uptime SLA and carrier-neutral connectivity make our Tier IV-designed data center and technology campus in Bryan/College Station a perfect fit,” said Brandon Perryman, vice president of sales and marketing for FIBERTOWN.
Gexa Energy supports its mission critical systems in-house with offsite disaster recovery. In the search for a new provider, Gexa Energy was looking to secure backup systems out of hurricane reach but within driving distance of its Houston office.
“Recent events of the past couple of years, most notably Hurricane Ike, has placed a tremendous premium on effective disaster-recovery services,” says Antonio Marin, Gexa Energy’s vice president of information technology.
Located 100 miles northwest of Houston, the Tier IV-designed colocation facility provides guaranteed availability, efficient use of resources and protection from disruptive events through 2N power and cooling, layers of uninterruptable power supplies and diesel generators, and 24×7 security.
The robust telecommunications network in and around Bryan also played a role in choosing FIBERTOWN. The company wanted to maintain its current telecom contract while ensuring high performance connectivity, redundancy and security.
“This agreement with FIBERTOWN secures Gexa Energy’s ongoing ability to maintain reliable back-up facilities and business continuity, allowing us to provide a seamless experience for our customers,” notes Victor Howard, Gexa Energy’s senior director, marketing & customer care.
Business continuity office space was a key requirement for the energy provider. To ensure continuous, superior support to its end customers, Gexa Energy must maintain operations at all times. With dedicated and always-connected office space, ready to activate at a moment’s notice, Gexa Energy can deliver on its customer service guarantees.
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