Major Capital Improvement Projects Completed across Company’s Four-State Service Area in 2013
HAWTHORNE, NY – Xand, the Northeast’s premier provider of colocation, cloud, disaster recovery, and managed services, announced today the completion of a year-long initiative of major new construction, including disaster recovery facilities, raised-floor data center space, and cloud infrastructure to meet an unprecedented surge in demand following Superstorm Sandy. With build-outs in New York, Pennsylvania, and New England, Xand’s 2013 expansion represents a greater than $30 million investment in disaster recovery infrastructure and services.
“In the year since Sandy, we’ve seen disaster recovery go from a secondary concern to a top priority among businesses in the Northeast,” said Xand President and Chief Executive Officer Yatish Mishra. “IT decision makers increasingly require more than just space—they need the high levels of managed services, flexibility, and consultation that Xand excels at delivering. Xand has chosen to strategically invest in expanding disaster recovery resources, infrastructure, and managed services in a way that’s focused on delivering maximum levels of availability and service for our customers in the East Coast’s largest metropolitan markets.”
Xand’s post-Sandy expansion agenda began with its Hawthorne, New York facility. Strategically located in Westchester County, 20 miles outside the coastal flood plains and threat zones of New York City, the facility became a magnet for enterprise organizations seeking disaster recovery resources following the devastating effects of Sandy. To meet demand, Xand quickly added 35,000 square-feet of new disaster recovery seating to Hawthorne in Q1 2013, followed by an additional build-out of 40,000 square feet completed in Q3 2013. In the process of the New York expansion, Xand took occupancy of a second building, transforming raw office space into a state-of-the-art facility dedicated exclusively to disaster recovery seating, suites, and resources. The total 75,000 square-feet of new disaster recovery space joined 11,000 square-feet of premium high-density data center space, enhanced power and network redundancies, and improved cloud infrastructure.
“Our 2013 expansion and capital improvement projects represent Xand’s strong commitment to providing the best infrastructure and facilities possible to back the mission-critical operations of our clients,” said Xand Chief Operating Officer Markley, “We’ve added a complete second building to our Hawthorne campus, expanded power and generator capabilities, and extended our fiber network to position Xand as the premier provider of disaster recovery services in the New York area.”
Xand also completed expansions of its Pennsylvania and New England facilities in 2013, adding disaster recovery seating, premium high-density data center space, power infrastructure, and robust fiber networking to serve clients in Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Hartford, and Boston.
“During Sandy, not a single Xand customer was turned away, and our staff was even able to accommodate new clients whose previous providers failed to deliver on their promises,” Mr. Mishra said. “After the storm passed and stories of oversubscribed services and untested plans began to surface, it was clear that the Northeast market lacked a responsive disaster recovery outsourcing partner that businesses could trust. Xand made the decision to leverage our strong financial backing from ABRY and dependable network of contracting partners to undertake major expansions of disaster recovery services companywide. As we close out 2013, Xand is positioned to deliver the highest degree of disaster recovery and managed services in the Northeast market.”
Xand is the Northeast’s premier provider of highly resilient data center, cloud, and managed services. Since 1999, Xand has designed, built, and managed IT infrastructure services which allow enterprises to maximize their critical application performance and availability. With data centers in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, Xand offers colocation, cloud, enterprise hosting, managed services, business continuity, disaster recovery and managed networking throughout the region via best-in-class facilities, engineering expertise, and commitment to customer service excellence. For more information, please visit http://www.xand.com.