HostDime’s upcoming Orlando data center complex will serve as the only enterprise Tier IV data center in Central Florida.
HostDime’s current flagship data center, located in Orlando, Florida, is nearing capacity. We are outgrowing our current data center and have broken ground on a new facility that will combine the current data center with our corporate headquarters near UCF. Our vision with the new facility is to expand our existing products and offerings to service our global client base.
HostDime’s new Orlando data center complex, to be completed in 2019, will serve as the only enterprise Tier 4 data center in Central Florida. The seven story building will rise 110 feet high and be visible from Interstate 4, one of Central Florida’s main roadways that connects Orlando to Tampa on the West, and to Daytona Beach on the East. The 88,000 square-foot structure will be fully owned, operated, and occupied by HostDime.
The facility is being engineered to meet and exceed requirements for some of the most widely known certifications such as HIPPA, PCI, SOC 2, and FISMA.
Orlando-based Baker Barrios Architects, Inc. have designed a modern, seven-story facility that includes space for all of HostDime’s 130 U.S.-based employees and three floors of world-class data center space.
The new category 5 hurricane-rated facility will feature space for over 35,000 servers, a dozen or more Tier 1 bandwidth providers connecting in 3 full-sized meet me rooms, full Tier 4 level redundancy, and in-line hardware-based Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack Protection.
Guests will be greeted by a three-story-high atrium at the front of the building with a grand roundabout entrance. This atrium will also house an impressive mosaic video display spanning 36 feet tall and 10 feet wide. The top floor will feature a large conference room and training center with a hybrid indoor/outdoor floor plan with approximately 3,500 square feet of outside terrace. It is designed to host national and global tech conferences for up to 200 people.
As important as our equipment is, the qualified individuals who build, maintain, and service each aspect of our infrastructure from the servers to the network, to the internal software systems are who really makes HostDime stand above those in our industry.
This modern age data center facility will be a major peering/connection HUB for networks in the Southeastern United States and for South American companies. HostDime’s current network is globally recognized as one of the fastest networks in the United States that routes to all of South America, and this new facility will adopt this same performance.
The new HostDime facility will be less than half a mile from the current data center HostDime operates in Eatonville, Florida.
“We want to have a big impact on the community, and we think Eatonville lined up with the vision our company has, and we hope to foster the future of this town and its development here.” - Manny Vivar, HostDime CEO and VP of Global Operations
The 88,000 square-foot structure will be an iconic beacon of growth in the Florida business community. There will be an area in the facility dedicated to young minds interested in how data centers work for future generations.
HostDime is beyond excited to have a symbiotic relationship with Eatonville for many years to come. The town is rich with underground fiber, and is going to have a huge economic impact for both us and the Town of Eatonville.