“Jacksonville is a little big town when it comes to IT. I have known TierPoint’s VP and General Manager in Florida going back into the 2000s”, says Hurff. “I knew they were building a presence here in Jacksonville with the TierPoint facility. When we needed some data center assets, I just picked up the phone and gave them a call.”
Clearsense visited the TierPoint data center in Jacksonville and found a high-quality, top-ofthe-line facility. “We were comfortable working with TierPoint in that they passed the test from a facilities standpoint and the local Jacksonville team provided the ISO credentials we were looking for”, says Hurff.
TierPoint demonstrated several options, including a private cloud, and explained the benefits of each. “We helped Clearsense explore a variety of paths”, says TierPoint Senior Account Executive – Scott Wagner. Colocation was an option that offered Clearsense the opportunity to purchase and manage the RAM, hard disks, and processing capacity they needed and to expand in the future while controlling hosting and capacity costs. Clearsense discovered that TierPoint could meet its criteria for cost, timing, and quality.
“The Jacksonville data center is a state-of-the-art facility with a hardened exterior that is professionally designed by data center architects.The personal attention that TierPoint provided allowed my team to feel at ease as they were in good hands”, says Hurff.
Clearsense chose Dell products for the CPU, memory, and storage capacity they needed so they could own the technology and pay private cloud colocation fees rather than public cloud costs. “We amortized the depreciation of the hardware over a four-year period;’ says Hurff. The monthly cost comparison, according to Hurff, was $11K for the colocation solution versus nearly $40K for a public cloud model. The lower bill came with lower latency and significantly less CPU and memory utilization for the same workloads.
TierPoint provided Clearsense with a costeffective cage for its Dell infrastructure, meeting client expectations by keeping security a front-of-mind priority. TierPoint gave Clearsense assurances that they could efficiently expand from one rack to several. Using TierPoint would allow Clearsense reliable security, power and networking redundancy; they started with a single cabinet and to-date have grown to one and a quarter.