DP Facilities, Inc. Announces New Partnership with Megaport

Arrangement enables its customers all-in-one global cloud access with maximum security and control


DP Facilities, Inc., owner and operator of Mineral Gap, the 65,000-square-foot, Tier III Uptime Institute data center located in Wise, Virginia, announced a strategic partnership with Megaport that will provide Mineral Gap customers with powerful, all-in-one global cloud connectivity while maximizing their security, control, and reducing cloud on-ramp costs. The partnership with Megaport enables Mineral Gap to offer access to multiple major cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and Salesforce) and a scalable ecosystem of 300+ Global Network Service Providers.

Cloud-Neutral and Cloud-Smart 

In today’s cyber-threat environment, maintaining control over data-storage and other IT infrastructure is vital. Since the cloud is only as secure as the data centers it’s connected to and where the underlying cloud infrastructure lives, enterprises mitigate risks by deploying multi-cloud solutions and hybrid-cloud solutions when migrating applications into the cloud. With our partnership in Software-Defined-Network (SDN) providers like Megaport, our customers will have flexibility within our facility.

“Mineral Gap Data Centers offers customers optionality, security, and control over their infrastructure,” said Jhoan Checo, Senior Vice President of Sales at DP Facilities, Inc. “Enterprises aren’t using just one cloud provider. In fact, they are engaging in multi-cloud strategies to mitigate risks. For legacy applications, we can assist our customers and enterprises in planning stages on what cloud strategy best fits their needs. A great example is our Mineral Gap facility built as a cloud-neutral data center operated to accommodate FedRAMP-certified cloud providers.”

Leverage “Elastic Interconnection” 

Organizations can house their data and IT resources within Mineral Gap, and then source all their services from their strategic partners while remaining flexible and secure. Enabled by Megaport’s “elastic interconnection,” customers can connect to internet exchanges, cloud service providers and managed services all from the same platform — saving time and reducing access costs. This enables enterprises to have access to multiple service providers and partners connecting into one highly secure facility: Mineral Gap. They will no longer need to house multiple services and connections at different providers while maintaining full control of their infrastructure.

Trustworthy Security & Reliability 

Mineral Gap has the highest levels of certification needed that meet and exceed compliance requirements for government, healthcare, financial and other high-security data storage organizations, including: 

  • HITRUST CSF Certification.
  • Uptime Institute Certified Tier III (Designed & Constructed).
  • NIST Compliant (DFARS/NIST SP 800-171).
  • Seals of excellence from AICPA for successfully completing SSAE 16 SOC 1 and SOC 2 Type 2 audits, respectively.
  • Compliant with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
  • Compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Future-proofing Operations 

Mineral Gap understands that enterprises’ IT needs are constantly changing. We support these organizations by efficiently multi-sourcing their IT services from one secure environment. By enabling a multi-cloud strategy and multi-network service providers, we minimize our customer’s loss of control and enhance their flexibility over their infrastructure.

About DP Facilities, Inc. 

Founded in the 1950s, DP Facilities, Inc., has built data centers for some of the largest enterprise & financial firms in the U.S. Our carrier-neutral data centers offer assets and services that strengthen our customers’ ability to store, manage and leverage their data to advance their missions. Our Mineral Gap Data Center in Wise, Virginia provides solutions from colocation to managed services, business continuity and disaster recovery accelerating enterprise business, IT and cloud strategies. Learn more at https://dpfacilities.com/.

About Megaport 

Megaport is the global leading provider of Elastic Interconnection services. Using Software Defined Networking (SDN), the Company’s global platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Network. Services can be directly controlled by customers via mobile devices, their computer, or our open API. Megaport connects over 1,350 customers in over 465 enabled data centres globally. Megaport is an Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner, AWS Technology Partner, AWS Networking Competency Partner, Google Cloud Interconnect Partner, IBM Direct Link Cloud Exchange provider, Microsoft Azure Express Route Partner, Nutanix Direct Connect Partner, Oracle Cloud Partner, and Salesforce Express Connect Partner. (Megaport, Virtual Cross Connect, VXC, and MegaIX are registered trademarks of Megaport (Services) Pty Ltd ACN 607 432 646.)

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