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DATAPOINT Announces Next Steps In Transition To Sister Company Expedient’s Brand Name
07:12:43 - 03 October 2012

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DataPoint, Baltimore’s leading provider ofdata center colocation,managed hosting servicesand network connectivity announced they are taking the next steps in a brand transition to their regionally based and commonly owned sister company; Expedient. The businesses have been commonly owned and operated since 2004, but had previously retained their local brand names.

Under the Expedient brand name, DataPoint will continue to offer the most reliable and comprehensive suite of IT solutions in the area and remains committed to providing local on-site support 24x7. The company currently operates eight (8) of the Expedient data centers in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. Together, they form a network of data centers that work seamlessly to provide high quality colocation and managed hosting services regardless of location. The firm’s parent company; Continental Broadband LLC, acquired or built these businesses at different times, which resulted in different brand names. With four of the six markets now operating under the brand name Expedient, the parent company decided to adopt Expedient as its brand in all markets, including Baltimore. “Since our multi-market capabilities have become so important to our customers seeking geographic redundancy and disaster recovery alternatives, we believe this will eliminate confusion for our customers and prospective customers, who may choose to take advantage of our multi-market capabilities” said Curtis DePass, DataPoint’s General Manager.

“We’ve decided to take the next step, and we will more prominently display the Expedient name as our primary Brand. Beginning in September, through the end of 2012, we will refer to ourselves as “Expedient, formerly DataPoint”. Starting in 2013 we will phase out the DataPoint name completely and from then on, we will simply be “Expedient”. We again emphasize that this change is in name only and is not the result of any ownership change” added DePass. Please visit http://www.datapointinc.com/expedient for more information.

About DataPoint

DataPoint, located at 1050 Hull Street in Baltimore, Maryland, launched a new facility contiguous to their first data center at Under Armour’s Tide Point commercial office park on January 19, 2012. The new facility is part of Expedient’s multi-city network of data centers via connection to a fully redundant 10Gig fiber backbone, which facilitates integrateddisaster recovery and backupsolutions for the company’s customers. Features of the new Data Center include an additional 6,000 square feet of raised floor space, dual power feeds, redundant 400 kVa Liebert UPS systems, 220 tons of cooling, two 800 KW Caterpillar diesel generators and of course, DataPoint’s standard 24x7 live local support. DataPoint also offers a wide range of managed services such as virtualization, cloud computing, remote backups, management of equipment,storage area networksand more. For additional information on DataPoint services, contact Curtis DePass at 410-209-6700 or visit http://www.datapointinc.com

About Expedient

Expedient is part of a network of eight nationwide data centers located in Pittsburgh (2), Cleveland (2), Columbus, Baltimore, Boston and Indianapolis, and offers a wide range of managed services such as virtualization, cloud computing, remote backups, management of equipment, storage area networks and more. These proven managed services combined with reliable and redundant SSAE-16 compliant data centers enables Expedient to deliver premier colocation, network and managed services to enterprise, commercial, education and government entities. For more information on Expedient please visit http://www.expedient.com

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