Northeast Ohio has the trappings of fast and efficient digital communications–including access to fiber optic highways and relatively cheap, reliable power. Yet most corporate and commercial data centers have been built elsewhere.
SecureData 365, a Canton-area technology pioneer, thinks the tide is turning and it intends to ride the wave. The five-year-old company will soon expand its operations to Cleveland, becoming the largest tenant in the re-emerging Cleveland Technology Center downtown.
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Cleveland Center Located in BYTEGRID’S Cleveland Technology Center Will Compliment Canton Center to Bring the Midwest Unmatched Redundancy and Reliability
(September 9, 2014) Canton, Ohio – Today Ohio’s premier data center announced it will be opening a second Ohio data center in Cleveland, on the edge of downtown in BYTEGRID’s Cleveland Technology Center (CTC). The announcement is especially significant in that the state have agreed that any new customer IT equipment placed in the center in the next fifteen years will be eligible for exemption from the State’s 8% State sales tax.
Driven by an ever-expanding Canton data center as well as increased demand from its customers to open a Cleveland center, SecureData 365’s new data center will feature all new infrastructure (new generator farm and chiller plant) on the first floor of the CTC. The building will be LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, signifying leadership in the green building movement. SecureData 365’s Cleveland data center will be FISMA compliant and will meet Uptime Institute Tier 3 standards. Customers will start moving in next quarter and the center will be open for full business by April, 2015.
The CTC is Cleveland’s largest data center and is situated on top of one of the largest fiber points of presence (PoP) sites in Ohio. With 333,215 sq. ft. of highly secure, compliant-grade space, BYTEGRID will serve as a primary PoP supporting SecureData’s plans for providing high-speed broadband access and a variety of data center services to Cleveland businesses. “While our Canton location has been ideal for businesses in the state of Ohio and across the nation,” explained Michael Campanelli, Executive Vice President at SecureData 365, “the new data center in Cleveland answers requests we’ve had from numerous businesses about having a second facility on a diverse power grid. The CTC, while providing more convenient access to downtown, will also permit us to feature services such as site-to-site replication at no additional cost.”
The addition of the Cleveland site provides businesses with:
- Redundancy with Proximity – With separate power grids serving each center, locating in Canton and Cleveland will provide a backup for continuing operations should “worse case” happen. With two centers within manageable driving distance, the client can receive redundancies without the time required to fly from state to state.
- Constant Connectivity – With seven carriers serving the center with fiber, clients are assured constant and redundant connectivity.
- Cost Savings for Replication – While most data centers charge for site-to-site replication, SecureData 365’s clients will realize significant savings by including the bandwidth and secure segment required for site-to-site replication at no additional cost.
- SecureData 365 (and 24×7) – Realize the security and flexibility that two separate centers provide, with professionals that can serve as your “remote hands” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Additional Security Measures – We’re following best practices in our new center with a separate manned entry into the space (not the common shared tenant entrance), vehicle barriers, and increased security around the building and generator farm.
“We are thrilled to have SecureData 365 as an new tenant in BYTEGRID’s Cleveland Technology Center,” said Don Goodwin, BYTEGRID’s EVP of Sales & Marketing. “We continue to invest in Cleveland’s emergence as a premier business destination and we look forward to delivering the region’s most advanced data center facility that tenants like SecureData 365 and their customers require.”
SecureData 365 already has commitment from numerous businesses to move into the CTC, including local companies looking to bring their out-of-state data centers back home to Northeast Ohio.
BYTEGRID Holdings LLC focuses exclusively on the nationwide acquisition, development and operation of premier data center facilities. The company serves the growing need for mission-critical data center space by providing highly secure, interconnected, carrier-neutral, and density-robust data centers that serve commercial, government and service provider markets. A privately-held company headquartered in Northern Virginia, BYTEGRID currently owns and operates data centers in the Washington, D.C., Atlanta, GA, Cleveland, OH, Chicago, IL, and Seattle WA metro areas with plans to acquire additional facilities. The company is led by industry veterans with significant experience in data center operations, design and construction; data center sales and marketing; real estate development and finance; and telecommunications. For more information, please visit www.BYTEGRID.com.
About SecureData 365
SecureData 365 is a premier, state-of-the-art data center located in Canton Ohio. Designed from the ground-up to deliver unwavering power and connectivity thanks to multiple redundant systems, SecureData 365 offers the stability and reliability required by enterprise clients. The region’s Fortune 1000 organizations are quickly recognizing that the unique combination of facility, people, and service offerings make SecureData 365 the preeminent choice for data center services in the Midwest. Visit SecureData online at www.securedata365,com.
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