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Involta Announces Grand Opening of World-Class Boise Data Center

02/26/2015

Boise, Idaho: Involta, LLC, an industry-leading managed IT, cloud computing and data center services company, announced the opening of its 31,400 square-foot colocation facility in Boise, Idaho. This purpose-built, highly secure and redundant, multi-tenant data center is Involta’s second facility in Boise, and eighth facility overall. A ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration, open to the business community, will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

“Involta’s success and continued growth is a great symbol of all that is right with our city and its economy right now,” said Boise Mayor David Bieter. “This new data center represents a key ingredient for enriching the innovation, opportunity and growth of our entire economy. We are thrilled to have Involta as a thriving member of our community.”

The grand opening ceremony will feature remarks by Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter; Idaho State Controller Brandon Woolf; Ada County Commissioner Rick Yzaguirre; Boise Mayor David Bieter; Jay Larsen, President of the Idaho Technology Council; and Dr. Marc Chasin, System Vice President and Chief Information Officer at St. Luke’s Health System.

Bruce Lehrman, CEO, and Jeff Thorsteinson, Chief Security Officer will represent Involta. Guided data center tours will follow the ceremony.

The new Boise facility is concurrently maintainable and exceeds traditional industry standards. Features include redundant power and HVAC; multiple path, multiple carrier fiber optic connectivity; 24/7/365 critical monitoring; and 24/7/365 secure access with biometric controls. The climate-controlled, conditioned data center space can accommodate 300 high-density cabinets of data and information technology infrastructure for healthcare organizations, businesses, government and educational institutions in the Boise Valley. At full build-out, the data center space will house 600 cabinets. Multiple anchor tenants have already leased space in the facility.

“The vibrant technology and business climate in Boise made this facility possible,” said Bruce Lehrman, Involta founder and CEO. “We are proud and excited to be here as we move into the next phase of our growth.”

In July 2014, Involta announced a $50 million round of equity financing with M/C Partners of Boston and Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners. Involta has been consistently recognized for growth and leadership in the markets it serves. With 157% growth, the Company garnered a spot on Inc. Magazine’s 2014 Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. The Company’s growth has been accelerated with the Involta CompliantCloudSM services platform, comprising infrastructure, storage, network backup and recovery services housed in its world-class, concurrently maintainable data center facilities.

Involta owns and operates data centers in Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa and Arizona. To learn more about Involta, or to register for the data center grand opening, visit Involta.com.

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