Denver Tech Center to see $50 million expansion from data center company - Latisys
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Posted by: Catharine Lurie
Colorado Technology Association member Latisys announces new data center and jobs
POSTED: 11/21/2011 01:00:00 AM MST
By Andy Vuong
The Denver Post
Latisys will announce plans today to build a new data center in the Denver Tech
Center, a $50 million project that is expected to create dozens of direct and
82,000-square-foot facility will be the company's second data center on its
6.5-acre DTC campus and eighth nationwide.
end up creating, out of the gate, construction jobs that will probably number
... 50 to 80," said Latisys chief executive Pete Stevenson. "When the
center is completed and open, we'll probably add between 15 to 20 people."
company expects to complete the first 20,000 square feet in the third quarter
of 2012. The full build-out could take three years and cost "north of $50
million," Stevenson said.
centers store computer servers and other equipment for businesses and provide
Internet connectivity. Operators such as Latisys also offer disaster recovery,
Web hosting and related services.
said the company is expanding in the Denver area because of "strong demand
in the marketplace for co-location and managed services and cloud
be the newest data center in Denver probably in the last five or six
years," he said.
employs 150 people nationwide, including about 50 at its headquarters.
Customers include Denver-based Photobucket and Guess jeans.
investment in the Denver market is another sign of the strong momentum we have
seen that Colorado is a great place to do business," Colorado Technology
Association president Su Hawk said in a statement.
Colorado recently landed the headquarters relocation of Fortune
200 companyArrow Electronics.
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