TekLinks Opens Third Managed Services and Cloud Data Center

TekLinks Opens Third Managed Services and Cloud Data Center

When it comes to cloud computing and managed services, many MSPs have reached an inflection point. It's either time to build out more data centers... or leverage cloud services from larger partners like Amazon Web Services, Rackspace Cloud and the like. So what's it gonna be: Build on your own or plug into another cloud provider? For TekLinks -- an MSPmentor 100 company -- the answer was build, build, and build some more. Indeed, TekLinks has just opened its third data center. Here's why.

This one -- a 20,000 square foot facility -- is located near TekLinks' headquarters just outside of Birmingham, Ala. TekLinks' other data centers are in Birmingham, Ala. and Hattiesburg, Miss. The new data center space will be used for a familiar combo: Managed services and cloud services. Also, the center will house high density equipment for TekLinks' public and private cloud systems and security platforms, HVAC systems and disaster recovery solutions.

"Cloud computing has, in the past 12 months, moved from something that had a lot of hype around it to something that has become an integral part of  customer IT strategies," TekLinks VP of Managed Services David Powell said. "TekLinks has taken a leadership position in the cloud services market."

Indeed, TekLinks has formed strong relationships with Citrix, VMWare and EMC -- a potential indication that that TekLinks has VCE (Virtual Computing Environment) on its mind. TekLinks also a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Systems Gold Certified company.

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