Modell’s Sporting Goods Selects TierPoint for Critical IT Infrastructure Services

ST. LOUIS (November 19, 2019) TierPoint, a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet, today announced that it has been selected by Modell’s Sporting Goods to provide IBM infrastructure and other cloud services.

“Our IT operations, including computing and infrastructure resource needs, are a key component of our ability to succeed in a highly competitive retail marketplace. In the retail industry today, you are constantly looking for ways to stay ahead of the competition and you need the ability to adapt and change fast,” said Modell’s Chief Technology Officer Vincent Damiano. “We chose TierPoint as a partner in this area due to their experience, reputation and comprehensive suite of services that allow us the real time flexibility in managing our computing resource needs to support our business. Their unique expertise in both IBM and cloud services made them the perfect partner in our transformation away from the traditional data center.”

Among the most trusted names in the business, Modell’s Sporting Goods is America’s oldest, family-owned and operated retailer of sporting goods, athletic footwear, active apparel and fan gear, with over 150 stores throughout the Northeastern U.S.

“When Modell’s asked us to help them find a solution for both IBM workloads and traditional cloud hosting, we felt TierPoint’s hybrid approach would be a perfect fit,” said Mark Selden, Chief Executive Officer of CrosStar Network Solutions. “Our goal is always to match the needs of our clients with providers like TierPoint that can meet their requirements both technically and financially.”

“Modell’s is a very smart, progressive organization with a strong focus on how technology can help them better serve their customers and grow their business,” said TierPoint Northeast Region Vice President John Vernazza. “We’re proud to count them among the thousands of organizations that have turned to TierPoint to help them on their journey to IT transformation.”

About TierPoint
Meeting clients where they are on their journey to IT transformation, TierPoint ( is a leading provider of secure, connected data center and cloud solutions at the edge of the internet. The company has one of the largest customer bases in the industry, with 5,000 clients ranging from the public to private sectors, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. TierPoint also has one of the largest and most geographically diversified footprints in the nation, with over 40 world-class data centers in 20 U.S. markets and 8 multi-tenant cloud pods, connected by a coast-to-coast network. Led by a proven management team, TierPoint’s highly experienced IT professionals offer a comprehensive solution portfolio of private, multitenant, managed hyperscale, and hybrid cloud, plus colocationdisaster recoverysecurity, and other managed IT services.

About Modell’s Sporting Goods
Founded in 1889, Modell’s Sporting Goods is the local family sporting goods destination that provides a convenient and compelling shopping experience for the athlete and fan in all of us. Modell’s offers customers an assortment of top brands in sporting goods equipment, footwear, team apparel and active apparel for every level of play year-round. The retailer operates over 150 stores located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. In addition, is a diverse website which services customers all over the country, filling all of their needs regardless of their residence.

About CrosStar Network Solutions
For nearly two decades, CrosStar Network Solutions (CNS) has set the standard in negotiating the best service solutions for businesses across the globe. CNS is recognized for its ability to substantially lower telecommunication costs without sacrificing account maintenance, management and support. CNS is run under a carrier-neutral approach that allows us to assist our clients in selecting the highest quality solutions for their unique needs. Our impartial stance builds client trust. CNS is a hybrid-IT solutions consultant with a no-fee approach, focused on assisting clients with a full-service portfolio of managed services, colocation, connectivity, multi-cloud and bare metal, with the ability to offer TDM, a true hybrid environment or full Cloud as a Service solutions. We are also well versed in SSAE18, SOC 1, PCI, HIPAA, and HITECH compliancy.

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