Involta expands data centers in Cleveland and Pittsburgh

Oct. 12, 2020
To complete the Cleveland and Pittsburgh projects, more than 7,000 hours were dedicated to HVAC, electrical and general construction in each location amid the pandemic.
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Hybrid IT, cloud computing and data center services provider Involta has announced major expansions at the company's data centers in Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

Involta marked the facility expansions with its week-long "Edge to Innovation" celebration, along with its customers, partners and industry influencers. The company says the strategic expansions were driven by a surge in customer demand for edge data centers and critical infrastructure in the tech, manufacturing, healthcare and transportation sectors. 

An uptick in demand in healthcare with anchor tenant MetroHealth was the key factor in adding new space at Involta's Cleveland data center. The recent expansion added 144 cabinets and 500kW in new power availability. The 23,000+ square foot facility in Independence, OH is connected to Involta's Akron data center through a robust fiber ring that provides millisecond latency between the two sites.

"As MetroHealth continues to lead the way to a healthier community, Involta has been a tremendous strategic partner. They have helped ensure that the data center hosting infrastructure is secure and reliable. That enables our clinical team to focus on what truly matters – patient care and experience – 24 hours a day, seven days a week," commented Dave Fiser, Vice President and CIO, The MetroHealth System.

In Pittsburgh, Involta says its initial facility expansion was motivated by a global high-tech company that was looking to leverage a world-class data center for increased capabilities and reliability. Involta added 120 cabinets, bringing the total to 180 cabinets in the multi-tenant colocation space, and 500kW of new power availability at the 39,000+ square-foot, high-performance data center. The facility is served by redundant fiber-optic connections featuring 24/7/365 critical monitoring, 24/7/365 secure access, environmental systems and controls and redundant back-up power.

To complete the Cleveland and Pittsburgh projects, more than 7,000 hours were dedicated to HVAC, electrical and general construction in each location amid the pandemic. Keeping sustainability at the forefront, Involta also leveraged an innovative and sustainable new battery technology – lithium-ion – which is used on UPS units instead of lead acid batteries.

"At Involta, we are increasing our critical power and infrastructure investments to stay in front of client demand in key markets," said Bruce Lehrman, CEO, Involta. "The rapid increase in data requirements from healthcare clients such as MetroHealth significantly expedited our need to expand our capacity and offerings to serve our clients better. You will continue to see Involta expand with new and improved offerings around edge, enhanced security and hybrid cloud as we strive to partner with our customers to support nextgen business models."

For more information, visit www.involta.com.

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