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Involta’s Cleveland Data Center Expansion Brings Company’s Total Capacity Across Ohio to 10MW

The City of Champions earned yet another critical win! On the heels of strategic leadership shifts and appointments, Involta just announced the expansion of its Independence data center in the sought-after Cleveland market. With this expansion, the company has added 14,000 square feet of space and 1MW of much-needed power to the facility. This data center expansion is a slam dunk for Ohio’s Northeast corridor to help meet the increasing demand for enterprise colocation and digital initiatives. 

More on the Cleveland Data Center Expansion 

Involta introduced its Independence data center back in 2017. Today, backed by capital from the Carlyle Group, the expanded facility spans 40,000 square feet and brings Involta’s total capacity across Ohio to 10MW. Customers of the facility will also be able to leverage Involta’s advanced hybrid IT services, cloud-based solutions and cybersecurity suite to empower secure, compliant digital transformation.

Nic Barlage with members of Involta’s Executive Team and Board of Directors.

Other expansion highlights include:

  • Leverages efficient Datasox design in the cold aisles to deliver supply air
  • Provides dedicated backup generators for ultra-redundancy
  • Allows delivery of utility and network services from multiple points in the facility Demarc and Headend rooms for added resilience

Involta’s Independence data center is designed to Uptime Institute® Tier III facility criteria. It’s connected to the company’s Akron, Ohio, data center through a robust fiber ring that provides millisecond latency along the routes and between the two sites.

Cavaliers CEO Celebrates Involta’s Cleveland Expansion 

To mark the expansion of its Independence data center, Involta hosted an all-star celebration featuring keynote speaker Nic Barlage, CEO of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Rock Entertainment Group and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Additional speakers included Involta’s newly appointed President and CEO,  James (Jim) Buie, Bruce Lehrman, Founder and Vice Chairman of Involta’s Board of Directors, and Ken Kremer, Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Involta. Sponsors of the event included Rinderknecht, VMware, Arista, Pure Storage, CBRE and Veeam. Involta was recently selected as the 2021 Veeam Impact Cloud & Service Provider Growth Partner of the Year for North America, just the latest achievement for the company, which has earned numerous distinctions among its partners.

“It was an honor to be here with Involta as they launched the expansion of their data center in Cleveland,” said Nic Barlage, CEO of Cleveland Cavaliers, Rock Entertainment Group and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. “Involta has established a great reputation by supporting businesses with technology and promoting philanthropic efforts across the region. We applaud their continued investment into Northeast Ohio and look forward to seeing them grow locally and nationwide.” 

Involta’s President and CEO, Jim Buie, and Nic Barlage, CEO of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Rock Entertainment Group and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

From the Data Center to the Court: Technology is Everywhere 

The Independence data center expansion in Cleveland marks the next phase of Involta’s growth as the company increases its footprint to deliver mission-critical infrastructure and services to healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing enterprises – along with the ever-evolving technology sector.

“We’re looking forward to enabling growth and transformation for our customers in this thriving market and supporting them along their IT transformation journeys,”  said Jim Buie, President and CEO of Involta. “Having Nic of the beloved Cavaliers join us to mark this occasion is not only special, but it also illustrates the strong synergies between modern basketball and technology from wearable tech to analytics — all essentially enabled by data centers.”

Click here to learn more about the expansion and visit www.involta.com to learn more about Involta’s Independence data center.



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