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ServerCentral Expanding Chicago High-Density Data Center Space


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September 06, 2011

ServerCentral Expanding Chicago High-Density Data Center Space

By John Lahtinen, Community Development Editor, TMCnet

In an effort to meet the ever-increasing demand for high quality data center colocation space and cloud services, Chicago-based ServerCentral, a data center solutions provider specializing in infrastructure colocation, IP networking, cloud computing, and managed services, recently announced plans to add more than three megawatts of critical load and 20,000-square feet to its existing data center space within the DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT) facility in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, marking the third floor space expansion within the facility in the last two years.

“We’ve enjoyed tremendous success with our data center at the DuPont Fabros facility, and we’re excited to offer our customers a roadmap for continued high-density colocation and cloud growth,” said Jordan Lowe, ServerCentral Co-founder and CEO.

The immediate first phase of the expansion will add 2,000-square feet of high-density space for customers, offering a power and cooling density of over 360-watts per square foot, according to a release. The larger second phase is slated for availability in 1Q 2012 – bringing the total footprint to over 40,000-square feet and more than 5.5 megawatts of critical load by early 2012.

"ServerCentral’s continued expansion in our Elk Grove facility further strengthens our relationship and demonstrates the great success that ServerCentral has experienced with its own customers,” said Hossein Fateh, President and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) and owner, developer, operator and manager of wholesale data centers.

Founded in 2000 and now boasting more than 500 customers, ServerCentral is looking to build upon the success it has experienced – always keeping the focus on its customers.

“We want the technology to be right and our customers to be happy,” Peter Berg, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, told TMCnet during the recent Channel Partners Expo in Chicago. “We’re not always the first to market, but we’re the best in the market.”

“We don’t focus on those seeking cheap solutions; we focus on those seeking the best solutions.”

Berg said ServerCentral is considering several options for the future, including expanding its presence further outside of the Chicago market.

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John Lahtinen is Community Development Editor for TMCnet. He has more than 15 years of combined professional and educational experience involving news, education, and marketing. John holds a master's degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a bachelor's degree in English from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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