DBSi Receives $1.67 million in Economic Development Funding

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PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) Supports Mega Data Center in the Lehigh Valley

DBSi , the region's largest provider of high availability data center services, will receive $1.67 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development. This funding will aid the development of DBSi's new 228,600 sq. ft. Hosting and Recovery Advanced Technology Center at TEK Park, a former AT&T Technologies complex outside of Breinigsville, PA in the western portion of the Lehigh Valley.

DCED's funding, which includes a low-interest loan, grant, and job creation tax credits, will be officially presented to DBSi by John Blake, Executive Deputy Secretary Department of Community & Economic Development, in a ceremony to be held July 18 at TEK Park.

The new DBSi facility, which will provide managed hosting, disaster recovery and workspace services to corporate clients, will be equipped to meet the ever growing cooling and power requirements of high-density servers and storage. Fed by two electrical substations with the capacity to grow to over 100 megawatts, the former chip manufacturing plant is an ideal example of adaptive reuse. When fully deployed in 2009, the new facility will nearly double DBSi's data center capacity, and add 30 to 40 high-technology jobs in addition to the secondary service industry revenues arising from clients' utilization of the facilities. TEK Park will join DBSi's other Advanced Technology Centers in Valley Forge PA and at its headquarters complex in Bethlehem.

High availability data center facilities in northeastern Pennsylvania with connectivity to all major telecommunications providers are essential to the region's Wall Street West (WSW) initiative; a consortium of local, state and federal economic development organizations. This initiative, joined with a demand for high availability data center space that is outstripping supply, strategically places DBSi's latest ATC as superior solution to support New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland's information technology requirements.

In a June 2007 SearchDataCenter.com article, a Gartner analyst noted 2008 would see about half the world's data centers functionally obsolete due to insufficient power and cooling capacity to meet the demands of high-density equipment. In announcing this expansion, DBSi's Founder and CEO William Bachenberg noted DBSi provides an attractive option by eliminating the millions of dollars a company must spend on upgrading or replacing their current data center. DBSi's high-density/high availability services provide an alternative to clients throughout the mid-Atlantic region, allowing them to derive significant savings as a result of the lower overall operating costs in northeastern Pennsylvania and DBSi's ability to build and manage high availability facilities using their proprietary infrastructure and service solutions to reduce costs.

"DBSi is an example of information technology vision and leadership exhibited by Governor Rendell" said Dennis Yablonsky, Pennsylvania's Secretary of Community and Economic Development, "Their vision and ability to execute is why the Governor's Action Team was able to support funding this project. We know it will benefit Pennsylvania through job growth and revenue coming into the state, and can benefit companies throughout the mid-Atlantic by providing a state of the art, high availability, data center environment to support their growing information technology requirements."

DBSi has been experiencing rapid growth as demand for high availability managed hosting, disaster recovery and remote workspace facilities has burgeoned within the such market segments as financial, healthcare, and manufacturing.

About DBSi
DBSi is the leading regional provider of high availability hosting, disaster recovery, and data center services. Headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the company's services are based on flexible, cost effective solutions tailored to the specific needs of its clients. DBSi has provided customized solutions to mid-sized and Fortune 500 corporations around the world for over twenty-seven years and offers the personal care and attention companies expect while providing enterprise level infrastructure and expertise. DBSi owns and operates multiple hosting and advanced technology recovery centers which also contain over 1,500 seats for workspace recovery; and through its high-speed fiber optic networks provides seamless connectivity between its facilities, clients and the world. For more information go to http://www.dbsintl.com.

DBSi product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of Data Based Systems International, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their respective companies. © 2008, DBSi. All rights reserved.


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