Gexa Energy Selects FIBERTOWN Data Center for DR Operations and Colocation

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Gexa Energy, Houston-based retail electric provider, has selected FIBERTOWN for disaster recovery colocation and business continuity office space. FIBERTOWN will provide high availability data center space and dedicated DR worksites with 100% uptime to support Gexa Energy’s goal of maintaining continuous operations.

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This agreement with FIBERTOWN secures Gexa Energy's ongoing ability to maintain reliable back-up facilities and business continuity, allowing us to provide a seamless experience for our customers.

FIBERTOWN, Houston colocation data center provider and Central Texas business continuity campus, announced today that Gexa Energy, Houston-based retail electric provider, has selected FIBERTOWN for disaster recovery colocation and business continuity office space. FIBERTOWN will provide high availability data center space and dedicated DR worksites with 100% uptime to support Gexa Energy’s goal of maintaining continuous operations.

“The safe distance and easy access coupled with a guaranteed uptime SLA and carrier-neutral connectivity make our Tier IV-designed data center and technology campus in Bryan/College Station a perfect fit,” said Brandon Perryman, vice president of sales and marketing for FIBERTOWN.

Gexa Energy supports its mission critical systems in-house with offsite disaster recovery. In the search for a new provider, Gexa Energy was looking to secure backup systems out of hurricane reach but within driving distance of its Houston office.

“Recent events of the past couple of years, most notably Hurricane Ike, has placed a tremendous premium on effective disaster-recovery services,” says Antonio Marin, Gexa Energy's vice president of information technology.

Located 100 miles northwest of Houston, the Tier IV-designed colocation facility provides guaranteed availability, efficient use of resources and protection from disruptive events through N+1 power and cooling, layers of uninterruptable power supplies and diesel generators, and 24x7 security.

The robust telecommunications network in and around Bryan also played a role in choosing FIBERTOWN. The company wanted to maintain its current telecom contract while ensuring high performance connectivity, redundancy and security.

“This agreement with FIBERTOWN secures Gexa Energy's ongoing ability to maintain reliable back-up facilities and business continuity, allowing us to provide a seamless experience for our customers,” notes Victor Howard, Gexa Energy’s senior director, marketing & customer care.

Business continuity office space was a key requirement for the energy provider. To ensure continuous, superior support to its end customers, Gexa Energy must maintain operations at all times. With dedicated and always-connected office space, ready to activate at a moment’s notice, Gexa Energy can deliver on its customer service guarantees.

ABOUT FIBERTOWN
FIBERTOWN is the premier provider of quality data center solutions, high availability colocation and business continuity/disaster recovery office space in Houston and Bryan/College Station. With a proven 100% SLA, FIBERTOWN houses the mission critical IT systems for Fortune 500 companies and smaller organizations across many industries.

The SAS 70 Type II compliant data centers and award-winning DR office space offer Gulf Coast-based companies a carrier neutral, one-stop solution for best-in-class technology and amenities to support business continuity needs. Both the North Houston data center and Bryan Tier IV-designed data center feature a pod design for maximum efficiency, fault tolerant 2N power and cooling, 24x7x365 security, and fully redundant multi-carrier Internet connectivity. Learn more at http://www.fibertown.com or call (888) 501-4368. Visit our blog, The Continuity Council, at http://www.thecontinuitycouncil.com.

ABOUT GEXA ENERGY
Gexa Energy (PUCT # 10027) is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, the largest generator of wind and solar power in North America. NextEra Energy Resources is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy. Having entered the Texas deregulated energy market in 2002, Gexa Energy has established itself as one of the leading retail electricity providers for residential and commercial users in the state.

The company operates as NextEra Energy Services in a 12-state area in the northeast and Washington D.C. where it provides service to small, midsize and large commercial customers. It also services residential customers in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.

For more information, visit http://www.gexaenergy.com

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