OneNeck IT Solutions Investing $5.2M to Expand Tier 3 Data Center in Wisconsin

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This is the third phase of build-out at the facility; construction underway.

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We’re pleased to be expanding another portion of this Tier 3 facility and adding the components to make it Tier 4 electrically.

Today, OneNeck® IT Solutions announced plans to expand its Tier 3 data center in Fitchburg, Wisconsin (just outside Madison). Already the largest commercially available data center in Wisconsin, the build-out will provide another 9,000 square feet and increase the total available space in service to more than 50,000 square feet.

Construction on the $5.2 million expansion is underway and should wrap up early in 2016. According to OneNeck, this data center was built in July 2008 and then expanded in 2011. As part of the expansion, this shell was constructed. Now, in response to customer demand, a portion of this shell is being fully developed. Construction will include installation of the internal infrastructure components — electrical, climate and automation control systems.

“We’re pleased to be expanding another portion of this Tier 3 facility and adding the components to make it Tier 4 electrically,” says Hank Koch, vice president of Mission Critical Data Center facilities. “However, current data center customers have nothing to worry about. Construction will not alter their access to the building or impact availability of their highly critical IT equipment in any manner. We’ve designed it that way!”

When first drawn up, this building was designed to be constructed in phases that, once fully built out, the data center would total 60,000 square feet of space for customers. Koch said, “It was planned with the future in mind, while carefully ensuring the continued operations of live customers.”

Madison-area companies Tri-North Builders, Faith Technologies, North American Mechanical (NAMI) and Madison Gas & Electric are doing the construction. The design will continue to support common compliance requirements already secured by OneNeck, including Type 2 SSAE 16 (SOC 1) examination, ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, PCI DSS validation, and HIPAA/HITECH examination.

Security features at the facility include biometric iris dynamics scanners for personal identification, the ability to withstand an F3 tornado, 14-24 inch concrete and steel reinforced walls, a VESDA fire detection system, and multiple levels of redundancy and backup throughout the entire infrastructure. Similar to all OneNeck data centers, this facility is designed from the ground-up to be 100 percent available, as well as energy and cooling efficient.

The data center is home to a wide-range of industries including healthcare, financial, retail, manufacturing, and government. For more information about the OneNeck data center in Wisconsin, visit oneneck.com/madison-wi.aspx.

OneNeck IT Solutions offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions including: cloud and hosting, ReliaCloud® enterprise cloud services, managed services, ERP application management, professional services and IT hardware. The company operates Tier 3 data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. Visit oneneck.com for more details.

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OneNeck® IT Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, employs nearly 600 people throughout the U.S. The company offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, ReliaCloud® enterprise cloud services, managed services, ERP application management, professional services, and IT hardware. OneNeck has Tier 3 data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. Visit oneneck.com for more information.

TDS Telecommunications Corp., headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, TDS Baja Broadband LLC, and BendBroadband. Combined, the company employs 3,300 people. Visit tdstelecom.com.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS] a Fortune 1000(TM) company, provides wireless; wireline and cable broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately six million customers nationwide through its businesses, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecommunications, OneNeck IT Solutions and BendBroadband. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employs 10,600 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

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