National Education Services Leader NELNET Expands Footprint in CoSentry Sioux Falls Data Center

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With its primary data center operations in the CoSentry Omaha Data Center, Nelnet has expanded its partnership with the company – making CoSentry Sioux Falls Data Center its hot-site and colocation site.

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The company could have elected to use its own facility or another company. It says a lot about their confidence in CoSentry to select Sioux Falls for their second site.

Nelnet is one of the leading education planning and financing companies in the United States and holds a student loan-servicing contract with the U.S. Department of Education.

“Leveraging our partnership with CoSentry enables us to strategically use CoSentry’s multiple sites to effectively facilitate connectivity and availability between production and disaster recovery locations in support of Nelnet’s diverse set of customers, products and systems,” said Steve Schuttler, managing director for Nelnet’s IT infrastructure and 5280 Solutions, a Nelnet company.

To accommodate Nelnet’s requirements, CoSentry Sioux Falls expanded its facilities significantly, including a 40 percent increase in data center capacity, 100 percent increase in uninterruptible power supply (UPS) capacity and a 60 percent increase in cooling capacity. It is the third expansion the CoSentry Sioux Falls Data Center has made to accommodate increasing demand for its world-class infrastructure and data center services.

“Nelnet is a terrific client. Coming from the financial services industry, it has very high security and compliance requirements that CoSentry excels to meet,” said Cris Freiwald, CoSentry vice president and general manager of the northern region, which includes the Sioux Falls Data Center. “The company could have elected to use its own facility or another company. It says a lot about their confidence in CoSentry to select Sioux Falls for their second site.”

For more information, please contact Manny Quevedo, CoSentry vice president of development, at 402-492-7800 or mquevedo(at)cosentry(dot)com

About CoSentry
CoSentry serves as a one-source provider of data center, cloud computing and managed technical services. For over 10 years, CoSentry has been helping clients create and protect technology platforms to compete in today’s ALWAYS ON business environment. Business leaders depend on CoSentry’s world-class capabilities including collocation, virtual server and storage platforms, high-capacity Internet and technical help desk services to keep their businesses running – no matter what. CoSentry has facilities in Sioux Falls, SD, Kansas City, MO, Papillion, NE and Omaha, NE. For more information about CoSentry, visit

About Nelnet
Nelnet Inc., is an innovative education finance and services company focused on providing fee-based processing services and quality education-related products in four core areas: loan financing, loan servicing, payment processing and education planning. In addition, Nelnet leverages its strong technology competencies throughout its businesses. The company’s products and services help students and families plan, prepare, and pay for their education and make administrative and financial processes more efficient for schools and financial organizations. For more information, visit


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