Experis Data Center to provide backup services for Telesat’s Carrier-class Teleport in Mount Jackson, Virginia
Experis is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built data center providing colocation, geo-diversity and disaster recovery services to large, mid-size and small enterprises including financial institutions, insurance companies, telecommunications providers and government agencies. In addition to its 30-year history of near 100 percent uptime to customers, the data center’s prime location has proven a very desirable draw for companies’ disaster recovery planning.
One company taking advantage of the ideal Virginia location is Telesat, a leading global satellite operator that provides reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, Telesat’s state-of-the-art fleet consists of 15 satellites, plus two new satellites under construction. Telesat recently installed a 31-foot (9.4-meter) diameter satellite uplink at Experis’ Middletown facility.
“Telesat’s decision to go with the Experis Data Center was made after an extensive search for a diverse satellite uplink site that could significantly enhance the capabilities of Telesat’s existing carrier-class teleport in Mount Jackson, Virginia,” said Geoff Gaudert, Telesat’s manager of procurement. “The Experis facility offers the infrastructure and fiber connections to support Telesat’s stringent telecommunications requirements for availability, reliability and robustness, which enable Telesat to deliver world-class Ku-band satellite network services to end-users aboard ships, on commercial aircraft or in remote locations.”
Experis’ facility meets a multitude of government and enterprise security requirements, including significant public and private fiber capacity as well as the infrastructure that organizations need for proper colocation and backup.
“Historically we’ve primarily provided infrastructure and connectivity for companies and organizations in need of data colocation and disaster recovery,” said Larry Pelletier, CEO and managing partner of Experis Data Centers. “However, as we continue adapting to the current digital landscape, Experis is excited to provide new services and create new partnerships with industry leaders like Telesat.”
Experis Data Centers provides comprehensive colocation and disaster recovery solutions to commercial enterprises as well as the federal government and its cleared contracting community. Led by a team of experts who each have more than 25 years of industry leadership and experience, Experis provides complete high-performance, highly-available computing, storage, backup, network systems and all varieties of IT infrastructure support. Experis’ primary data center, a 75,000 square foot facility, is in Middletown, Va. Conveniently located less than a 90-minute drive from Washington, D.C., it is considered outside of the designated blast zone and off the DC electrical grid. Experis has additional locations in Ashburn and Falls Church, Va. For more information, visit www.experisdatacenters.com.