Akron, Ohio: “By leveraging colocation and end-to-end managed service offerings, organizations gain flexibility, scalability and security, allowing them the ability to focus on priorities that differentiate their businesses,” said Bruce Lehrman, Involta founder and CEO.
In June, Involta announced the acquisition of the assets of Data Recovery Services, LLC (DRS), effectively doubling the size of the company. Involta assets now include thirteen data center facilities, over 5,500 fiber route miles and nearly 200 employees, the majority of whom reside in Ohio.
“The Ohio market continues to be an area of significant growth for our company,” continued Lehrman. “Both our clientele and our workforce continue to grow to meet the needs of the information technology economy.”
The expansion will be connected to the existing data center facility through a hardened corridor. The new facility will consist of conditioned data center space, additional storage space, mechanical and electrical infrastructure and additional office space for client and business continuity use.
The concurrently maintainable data center will seek the Uptime Institute’s Tier Certification of Design Documents and Constructed Facility for Tier III.
Involta’s Ohio footprint now includes data centers in Akron, Columbus and two facilities in Youngstown. Upon completion of the latest expansion, Involta’s capital investment in Akron will total nearly $27 million. A celebration of the Akron expansion and DRS, LLC acquisition is being planned for early October.