10 Best Services Providers 2021
With the technological advancements in the world, data centers are increasingly becoming integral to how the world functions. One of the biggest names in the data center space is St. Louis, MO headquartered TierPoint. Founded in 2010, TierPoint is the premier data center service provider of cloud, colocation, managed services and DR.
Most regulations and industry standards mandate data security. That’s why TierPoint puts security first in all its managed services. Together with services such as hosted private clouds and colocation, its proactive security services make compliance easier.
TierPoint helps ensure regulatory compliance for businesses and organizations in diverse industries, by providing secure and compliant data center services. With increasingly complex governance, regulation, and compliance rules, organizations are under intense scrutiny and pressure to protect sensitive data. TierPoint’s data center compliance attestations include: SSAE 18 Type II & SOC 2, Type II, HIPAA/HITECH, GLBA, PCI DSS v3.2, NIST SP 800-53 (FISMA), SOC 2 + HITRUST, ITAR, and Privacy Shield.
Furthermore, TierPoint provides resources to help achieve and maintain compliance for an organization. Clients can work with TierPoint's experts to design a customized solution that will help meet their compliance requirements, including the following frameworks: CJIS, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, GLBA, ITAR, IRS PUB 1075, SSAE 16 SOC 2, NIST 800-53 (FISMA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and US-EU Safe Harbor.
"We’ve been able to build great relationships with TierPoint. They go above and beyond, providing that next level of support that others don’t. Everyone is very responsive to our needs, to the point that it sometimes feels like we have a support team dedicated just to us," said Kat Shenoy, President and CEO of E-SoftSys.
For Financial Services Companies
Financial services companies including banks, credit unions, investment firms, financial advisors, and insurance agencies need to provide customer-friendly services across the Internet, devices, and physical locations. Consumers expect personalization and easy access. Current technologies – including AI and big data management – enable you to offer new services, such as digital customer support, automated wealth management, customer verification, and open bank data. At the same time, you may be held back by an outdated IT infrastructure and underutilized data. Security and compliance are essential. All of these can impact your ability to deliver high-quality service and customer satisfaction.
Enable your team to focus on building client experiences that drive revenue by partnering with TierPoint to manage time-consuming IT services and tasks. TierPoint experts will become an extension of your team and provide strategic IT guidance and experience in diverse skill sets including cybersecurity.
Healthcare organizations such as hospitals, doctors' offices, diagnostic services, and surgical centers are facing industry-wide disruption that aims to lower costs, reduce friction, and deliver innovation. At the same time, consumers are demanding choice, value, and connected digital experiences from their healthcare providers. Legislation to enable patients to price shop will usher in changes to the competitive landscape. All these challenges are exacerbated by the threat of cyberattacks, aging IT systems, regulatory requirements, and opportunities presented by telemedicine and connected medical devices.
Free your team to focus on building patient and provider experiences that drive revenue while partnering with TierPoint to manage time-consuming IT skills. TierPoint's experts will become an extension or your team and provide strategic IT guidance and experience in diverse skill sets including cybersecurity.
TierPoint offers a broad range of IT services, secure data centers, and cloud solutions connected by a coast-to-coast network. Thousands of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises, choose TierPoint’s highly experienced IT professionals to provide private, multitenant, managed hyperscale, and hybrid clouds.
Trusted by Software as a Service (SaaS) and IT Service Providers
SaaS and IT service providers are at the forefront of cloud technologies and edge computing. Delivering solid customer experiences requires high-availability compute, storage, and networking. A security incident or compliance breach could put your business at risk. All of this creates IT challenges, but your team has limited time. A reliable state-of-the-art Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider can free your team to focus on developing high-value services for your customers – instead of wrangling the IT plumbing of a data center.
TierPoint offers state-of-the-art data centers, cloud solutions, and managed IT services – connected by a coast-to-coast high-bandwidth network. Thousands of clients – from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises to telecommunications providers – choose TierPoint’s highly experienced IT professionals to provide private, multitenant, managed hyperscale, and hybrid cloud solutions – and colocation, disaster recovery, security, and other IT services solutions – and colocation, disaster recovery, security, and other managed services.
Building the St. Louis Area Data Center
TierPoint has announced of its plans to build a new, 23,000 square foot, Tier III data center in the Westport area of St. Louis County, Missouri. Backed by an approximately $20 million commitment, the facility will include 14,500 square feet of production or raised floor space.
"Our decision to build this new facility was driven by strong and growing demand for world-class data center space in St. Louis and throughout the Midwest," said TierPoint Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jerry Kent. "As a lifelong resident of the area, I'm extremely pleased that TierPoint was in position to answer this demand and expand the geographic diversity of the region’s commercial data center options."
TierPoint has already secured an anchor tenant for the new facility, which is expected to be finished and open to clients in the second quarter of 2022. The new data center will be the first of its size in the St. Louis metropolitan area outside of downtown, where TierPoint operates two other data centers, along with a fourth Missouri data center in the Kansas City area. In total, TierPoint operates 40 data centers, coast to coast, offering a comprehensive portfolio of cloud, colocation, and other IT infrastructure solutions to thousands of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. Each facility has been SSAE 16 audited and provides customized solutions to meet your business needs.
Jerald L. Kent, Chairman and CEO
Jerry Kent is a recognized entrepreneur and trailblazer in the telecommunications and technology industries with an outstanding track record for customer service and delivering superior returns for investors. Prior to assuming the role of TierPoint’s CEO, he served as its chairman. He also serves as CEO of Cequel III, which he co-founded in January 2002.
Jerry began his career as a CPA with Arthur Andersen in 1979, and in 1983 left to head up acquisitions and finance for an upstart cable company, Cencom Cable Associates, Inc. He later became CFO of Cencom, which grew by acquisition and eventually served 550,000 customers in the U.S. before it was sold in 1991.
After serving a year with Cencom’s acquirer, Jerry left and co-founded Charter Communications, Inc., in January 1993. He led Charter to become one of the 10 largest cable operators in the U.S., serving 1.3 million customers. In 1998, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen acquired Charter, providing substantial rewards for Charter’s private investors. Jerry continued as President and CEO, growing Charter to serve more than 7 million customers and making it the nation’s fourth-largest cable company at the time. The company went public in November 1999, in what was then the third-largest IPO in U.S. history. Charter consistently led the industry in superior operating results and from the IPO date until September 2001, the month Jerry left, Charter’s was the best performing public cable stock.