Mississippi IT department picks C Spire for data center colocation, cloud computing services

The cloud computing unit for C Spire, a Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company, has been selected as a partner to provide a portfolio of data center colocation and accompanying cloud-based information technology (IT) solutions to state and local agencies, the company said.

The five-year contract approved by the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) gives public entities access to a broad range of services available through C Spire´s newest, purpose-built and Uptime Institute-certified Tier 3 commercial data center. C Spire´s data center is the only one of its class within a 250 radius of its location, meets SOC, HIPAA and PCI requirements and uses premium providers on all critical systems.

The 23,800 square foot facility is located on a 6.5 acre site at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park in Starkville, Mississippi.

C Spire, through its business and cloud solutions units, offers businesses a comprehensive suite of enterprise-grade technology solutions for IP voice, dedicated Internet access, wireless 4G LTE and a suite of cloud-based services. The company provides advanced technology business-to-business sales, service, support and account management through dedicated, knowledgeable teams who live and work nearby and who understand the complex needs, markets and challenges facing individual businesses.

The Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services provides for the effective planning, development and operation of innovative, economical, efficient and effective information technologies for state government agencies and education entities.