[Tide Point Data Center]

Press Release

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – Raven Technologies, Inc. announces the opening of the Tide Point Data Center, a 99.999% uptime Internet Data Center located in the heart of Baltimore’s Digital Harbor. The Tide Point Data Center (www.TidePointDataCenter.net) is a Class 1 Internet Hosting facility that will provide the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland, with a locally accessible and highly reliable secure facility that supports a full range of Co-Location, Assisted and Managed Hosting and Network Security services. Raven Technologies brings its 20 years of system integration, network security and business critical application support expertise to all areas of the operation of the Data Center. A highly respected system integration firm in the Mid-Atlantic region and active member of the Greater Baltimore Technology Council, Raven Technologies is located on site to compliment the service offering of the Tide Point Data Center.

The Tide Point Data Center infrastructure is state-of-the-art. Multiple fiber connections are available at the facility. Two independent fiber connections from different providers are provisioned for Internet connectivity (soon to be four). An existing thirteen-mile dark fiber ring can also provide direct high-speed inner-connectivity between Baltimore corporate offices and our facility. All data center floor space is 15" raised floor with forced air cooling supplied by redundant N+1 Liebert HVAC systems with humidity control supported by redundant cooling water loops and redundant cooling towers. Power to the data center comes from redundant 13.2Kv feeders from two BGE substations with a 1 Megawatt standby Diesel Generator providing a third level of power redundancy. This power feed is conditioned through fully redundant APC™ UPS power systems and automatic transfer switches to dual Power Distribution Units on the data center floor.

Tide Point Data Center employs an electrical system with an N+2 design that provides redundancy in both external power feeds and internal distribution that can withstand the failure of multiple components without power interruption to the data center floor. Fire detection and suppression is provided by a five-stage dry pipe system supported by a laser particulate detection system that continuously samples the air both under the data center floor and in the return air plenum. This redundant infrastructure design allows the Tide Point Data Center to achieve the reliability guarantee of 99.999% uptime as described in our Service Level Agreements.

This state-of-the-art facility is the only one of its kind in Baltimore. Baltimore and Maryland’s high tech community now has a Class 1 Data Center to house their business-critical systems. There is no longer a need for that two hour drive to get to your servers, eliminating the dependency on Virginia and Philadelphia. We are in your neighborhood.

The Tide Point Data Center is conveniently located at Tide Point, a high-tech office complex developed by Struever Bros., Eccles and Rouse (www.sber.com). It is at the site of the historic Procter and Gamble Plant in Locust Point located just across the harbor from downtown and just 5 minutes from Interstate 95.

The Tide Point Data Center is putting the “Digital” in Baltimore’s Digital Harbor. Please visit our website at www.TidePointDataCenter.net or call (866) 724-TPDC for more information.