Hammer Tech, an IT managed services provider, is consolidating its east coast data center assets to the Direct LTx data center in Bern Township.
A division of Weidenhammer, Hammer Tech serves clients across eastern Pennsylvania and around the globe.
Hammer Tech said its decision to consolidate its assets to the Direct LTx’s facility—a cloud-adjacent colocation facility with access to 12 carriers—expands the relationship between the two companies, which began in 2011, when Hammer Tech became a Direct LTx client.
“This consolidation into a single east coast production data center allows us to scale our already large footprint in one of our oldest and most valued partnerships, Direct LTx,” Anthony Cartolaro, vice president, Hammer Tech, said in a press release, “By simplifying our IT infrastructure strategy, we increase our resiliency and eliminate points of failure, maximizing uptime and performance for our customers in a data center within easy reach of several major mid-Atlantic metropolitan areas.”
The assets Hammer Tech will be moving to Direct LTx are currently located in an undisclosed Philadelphia data center, said Nick Hertzberg, company spokesperson.
Hammer Tech also has a data center in Mesa, Arizona to provide additional resiliency and reduced latency for west coast customers.
This photo shows the APC racks located at Direct LTx – used to house network hardware inside the company’s Bern Township office.(SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Joe Dufner, vice president of Direct LTx, said his company appreciates Hammer Tech’s continued trust and confidence in the operational strength and uptime record of Direct LTx.
“Both Hammer Tech and Weidenhammer have been valued Direct LTx customers for over a decade and their success has been a contributor to our company’s growth as well,” Dufner said.
Direct LTx was acquired by Albert and Eunice Boscov in 2005 with the goal of leveraging its high tech infrastructure to attract and retain high paying jobs to Berks County.
The Boscovs invested more than $20 million in upgrading the mechanical and electrical equipment at Direct LTx to allow state of the art, high availability, data center operations.
Those upgrades included adding 6 megawatts of diesel generation, 7 megawatts of modern UPS battery backup, 700 tons of chilled water capacity and new cooling towers.
Hertzberg said Direct LTx is not expected to hire new employees as a result of the Hammer Tech consolidation.