n|Frame to officially adopt Expedient Data Center Brand Name
CARMEL, Ind., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — n|Frame, Indianapolis’s leading provider of data center colocation, cloud computing, managed hosting services and network connectivity announced they are transitioning n|Frame to the name of their regionally based and long time commonly owned sister company, “Expedient Data Centers” (Expedient). The businesses have been commonly owned and operated since 2007, but had previously retained their individual brand names. “Simplicity for customers is the primary driver of this decision,” said Indianapolis based Regional Vice President, Ray Vallillo. In addition to the Indianapolis Data Center; Expedient operates eight (8) Data Centers in five (5) other cities; Baltimore (2), Boston (1), Cleveland (2), Columbus (1) and Pittsburgh (2). Over the last few years, all the market names have been gradually converted to the Expedient brand name. “More and more businesses are placing a very high value on the reliability afforded with geographic diversity, especially with the rapid adoption of cloud computing. As a result, many of our customers are taking advantage of the interconnected multi-market data center solutions we offer; our 9 facilities actually function as one, seamlessly interconnected data center enabled by a fully redundant, 10Gig Fiber network,” explained Shawn McGorry, President and COO of Expedient. “We decided that the adoption of the common brand was the logical next step to eliminate confusion and streamline communications for customers. However, we have approached these transitions thoughtfully and with sensitivity to the strong reputation of the existing brands, and that is especially true for n|Frame here in Indiana,” added McGorry.
This phase of the company’s brand transition will be explained through a series of letters and emails from Regional Vice President, Ray Vallillo, emphasizing that the change is in “name only” since there will be no change to local operating practices or any change of ownership. n|Frame 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 24×7. In all correspondence, the company will feature both the n|Frame and Expedient logos. Over time, the n|Frame name will become less prominent and the Expedient name will be more featured, with a final adoption of the Expedient name exclusively, expected by January 2014.
“Due to the close working relationships we have with our customers, most of them are already well aware and comfortable that n|Frame and Expedient are actually one in the same company. Therefore, we are confident that formalizing the name change is the right next step for our company. The name ‘Expedient Data Centers’ is nationally recognized and is generally considered the clear market leader for Managed Hosting Services in the cities we serve,” stated Vallillo.
n|Frame has been a recognized leader in the provision of data center and managed hosting services to the Indianapolis market since 2001. The business was acquired by current ownership; Continental Broadband, LLC in 2007, but up until early 2012, had continued to operate under the stand-alone brand name; n|Frame. The company has announced several large initiatives in the last 12 months including its more formal operating relationship with Expedient, the expansion of its cloud compute, disaster recovery and managed hosting options and an investment of more than $10 Million dollars to further harden and expand its Data Center facility in Carmel, including the addition of 8,000 square feet of new, raised floor compute-space capacity.
More about Expedient
In addition to traditional data center colocation services, Expedient is known for offering a wide range of managed services such as virtualization, cloud computing, remote backups, management of equipment, storage area networks and more. All Expedient’s Data Centers are staffed 24x7x365 with live, local technical support. Each individual Data Center has met SSAE16, SOC I and SOCII audit requirements and is designed to support businesses with PCI-DSS, HIPAA and other industry/regulatory-compliance standards. The company was built through series of acquisitions in the early to mid-2000 timeframe, with all of its markets offering experienced Data Center Colocation Services for 10 years or more. Expedient’s legal name is Continental Broadband LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC, a firm with over eighty (80) years of experience operating media and technology interests. For additional information on Expedient services, contact Ray Vallillo at (317) 805-3750 or visit www.expedient.com.