AUSTIN, TX – OnRamp Access, a regional ISP and web development company announces that it will be relocating all of its business operations and physical resources to a new facility, effective March 1, 2003. The move will allow the privately-held company to more than quadruple its space capacity for providing Co-location and other Data Center Services, while taking advantage of the real estate downturn to obtain “very good long term rates.”
“We will have a brand new facility, yet have no associated costs for obtaining the facility,” said OnRamp Access President Chad Kissinger. “Most companies spent millions of dollars building comparable centers years ago and are still trying to recoup their investment through customer charges.”
Kissinger emphasized that obtaining this “first-class facility” at a minimal cost will put the company in a unique position to upgrade its value proposition as a growing company in a slow economy.
“We’ve continued to survive by not always jumping on the latest, greatest trend, but by offering solid, stable services,” he said. “We’ll combine the savings with our superior level of local service to provide great value for the money for our customers.”
Located at 3012 Montopolis, the new OnRamp Access offices were originally built by telecommunications start-up, WinStar. A telephone-quality Data Center designed with the requirements stringent enough to handle a 911 call, the 11,880 square foot facility includes: 750 Kilowatt generator, redundant Liebert A/C units, 500 KVA Liebert UPS, Pre-action fire suppression system, National Laboratories UL listed lightening protection system and redundant fiber delivery from both neighboring Time Warner Telecom and CLECS using SBC fiber.
OnRamp’s current offices total approximately 9,000 square feet, of which 2,000 is designated for Data Center services and the remainder for web development, sales and administration. Conversely, the new space will comprise approximately 9,000 square feet allocated for Managed Server and Co-location services, technical support and networking staff. The remaining office areas will accommodate accounting, administration, sales and the staff of programmers and graphic artists that make up OnRamp’s web development department.
“This will be a fantastic data center,” Kissinger said. “In terms of quality, it will rival some of the larger ones that have recently been built in Austin. The rack-space area is laid out very effectively with rows that are three times longer than what we currently have. We’ll be able to house six-to-seven times as much Co-location business.”
Kissinger emphasized that the big difference and benefit to Austin business customers will be OnRamp’s acquisition of a ready-to-go, high-quality facility at such a low cost, allowing OnRamp to offer compelling incentives to attract new customers. “We’ll have aggressively priced deals comparative to those charged by similar facilities,” he said.
Current OnRamp Access Co-location customer Bill Bradford is a longtime Internet consultant who has worked at several Austin ISPs and data centers and is familiar with the new location. “This is a good move and will help them (OnRamp) sell to a whole new level of business customer,” Bradford said. “I’ve been with them a long time because the integrity of their network, their technical expertise, and their customer service always offset the small size of their data center. OnRamp will be very successful in this new facility; the bigger data center combined with their great service and support will be even more beneficial to my current and future clients.”
Beginning with the March 1 move-in date, Kissinger said OnRamp will spend the entire month migrating equipment and customers over to the new facility in order to be out of their current offices by March 30, 2003.