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Pittsburgh Data Centers Overview

MSA owns and operates two of the best and most secure data centers in Western PA and is the only colocation provider in the Pittsburgh area with two fully Regional Redundant Tier III data centers.

We have invested millions of dollars in these two state-of-the-art facilities so that our clients can take advantage of secure data centers that provide:

  • Full SSAE 18 SOC compliance
  • Highly secure tiers of multi-factor access controls
  • Electric power from two separate and distinct utility companies
  • Complete coverage through internal and external video monitoring
  • Performance that exceeds Tier III uptime standards
  • Numerous options for telecom, internet and cloud connectivity

MSA can provide a full suite, a private cage or any amount of rack space that meets your IT infrastructure needs – from 1 to 100+.

We deliver best-in-class technology skills with the largest staff of data center specialists and technology experts in the region.

Both of MSA’s Pittsburgh data centers maintain fully staffed control centers, operating 24/7/365.  We provide continuous monitoring and are available for round-the-clock onsite support for your critical IT infrastructure.

Pittsburgh Data Center Locations

Evergreen Heights

Our newest facility is designed from the ground up to exceed Tier III uptime standards. The data center includes over 15,500 square feet of raised floor space situated in a 65,000 square foot bunker-like facility nested into a protective hillside north of Pittsburgh.

  • Facility is powered by separate feeds from Duquesne Light
  • Backup power provided by two generators, each delivering two megawatts (2×2=4 MW) of electrical power in an N+1 configuration
  • Redundant internet connectivity
  • Multiple communication providers with diverse entrances to the facility
  • Dedicated dark fiber ring connection with MSA RockPointe
  • State-of-the-art Vertiv (Liebert) power and cooling equipment (2N & N+1)
  • Multi-tiered fire detection and suppression systems

RockPointe

MSA’s original facility is our prototype data center delivering Tier III uptime performance. The entire facility consists of 42,000 square feet with 20,000 square feet of raised floor space. The “Rock” is located farther away from Pittsburgh to provide for a significant mileage buffer but still accessible from around the region.

  • Facility is powered by First Energy (West Penn Power) from two independent substations
  • Backup power provided by five generators, each delivering one megawatt (5×1=5 MW) of electrical power in an N+1 configuration
  • Redundant internet connectivity
  • Multiple communication providers with diverse entrances to the facility
  • Dedicated dark fiber ring connection with MSA Evergreen
  • State-of-the-art Vertiv (Liebert) power and cooling equipment (2N & N+1)
  • Multi-tiered fire detection and suppression systems

SOC 1 TYPE 2 FACILITIES

MSA Data Center facilities are SOC 1 Type 2 (SSAE 18) audited. Based on AICPA (American Institute of CPAs) guidelines, the SOC 1 Type 2 report indicates that organizations are tested throughout a specified period on compliance to the operating effectiveness of controls. This report is designed to help organizations that operate information systems and provide information system services to other entities build trust and confidence in their service delivery processes and controls through a report by an independent Certified Public Accountant.