Last night more than 150 Cleveland executives and IT professionals gathered for the grand opening of SecureData 365’s second data center in Ohio, located at ByteGrid’s Cleveland Technology Center.
Tracey Nichols, Director of Cleveland’s Department of Economic Development, delivered a proclamation from Mayor Frank Jackson recognizing how technology has been a significant factor in the city’s revitalization. SecureData 365’s data center will be an epicenter for innovation as more than 2,000 IT professionals will call the data center “home” for their IT infrastructure and cloud services.
The evening featured a keynote address from Len Komoroski, CEO of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena. Komoroski stressed that Cleveland is becoming a destination for innovation and businesses as Cleveland undergoes an exciting transformation from manufacturing to an innovation and technology community. With the RNC convention slated to come to Cleveland in 2016, Komoroski called these “remarkable times.” “It’s a different city and we are ready,” said Komoroski.
David Griffin, General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers, also addressed the audience on the eve of the NBA playoffs. The Cavaliers themselves use SecureData 365 facilities in Canton and Griffin cited just how rewarding it is to see a team come together like the Cavs have – both on the court and in the front offices.
Finally, the event also featured Michael Campanelli, Executive Vice President of SecureData 365. Campanelli was pleased to report that the center in Cleveland has already attracted the interest of several businesses – including businesses that moved their IT infrastructure out of Ohio and want to come back. Firms from across the nation including Wall Street and the globe as close as Canada and as far away as Asia are turning to SecureData 365 for cloud and IT services. Based in Canton, SecureData 365 was recently recognized as one of the region’s top 10 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio.
SecureData 365’s data center officially opens its doors on May 1st and is located at 1525 Rockwell Avenue.