Chicago, Illinois – (The Hosting News) – January 19, 2006 – Web hosting and managed services company, Hostway Corporation, has announced that it will build a next generation datacenter in downtown Chicago in response to strong customer growth. The new datacenter will be located in the Boeing building, along the west bank of the Chicago River.
The space was originally built for $200 million and designed to support SBC’s mission critical datacenter operation. Hostway intends to invest $10 million to significantly upgrade this location to meet its industry leading standards for physical security, network availability, fire suppression, cooling and power capacity. A significant portion of the capital investment will go toward upgrading the facility’s power and cooling plant which will accommodate high power, high density system installations.
According to Lucas Roh, CEO of Hostway, ”Our web hosting and managed services business for enterprise customers is growing rapidly and the cooling and power capacity requirements are rising faster than anything the industry predicted. The new datacenter will incorporate the latest design techniques and enable Hostway to continue to provide a fast, reliable and secure hosting environment for our customers.”
The first phase of construction will expand Hostway’s Chicago datacenter footprint by 50,000 square feet and customer server installations are expected to be operational by June 2006. The facility will also accommodate custom build-outs for customers requiring specialized solutions.
When completed, this facility will be one of the largest commercially operational datacenters in downtown Chicago for colocation and managed hosting and will bring the count of Hostway’s datacenters up to fourteen. With geographically dispersed datacenters, Hostway is able to offer disaster recovery and geographic load balancing solutions.
Mr. Roh added, ”This new datacenter, along with our expansion in both Europe and Asia, further solidifies our worldwide leadership position in the managed hosting space.”
To learn more about Hostway, please visit: www.hostway.com.