Involta is holding a grand opening next week to celebrate its newest data center, this one at 1215 E. Pennsylvania St. in Tucson.
Involta’s facility in Tucson will be a concurrently maintainable, multi-tenant data center. This 38,000+ SF facility will provide businesses and organizations with secure data storage in a cutting-edge, high-tech environment.
“The Tucson data center will present significant advantages for businesses and organizations in the region,” said Bruce Lehrman, Involta CEO. “Building and maintaining a separate, stand-alone data center is extremely costly. By colocating with other tenants, organizations can realize the advantages of a first-class data center while actually reducing operating costs. Use of this data center will allow business leaders to focus on their core businesses rather than complex infrastructure and facility issues.”
Involta has invested nearly $10M in facility and communications infrastructure to enable the success of the data center.
“This project is a great example of private sector investment in Tucson,” said Dave Hutchens, President of Tucson Electric Power. “Involta’s investment revitalizes an existing facility, adds high-paying job opportunities and enhances our community’s network connectivity and technology infrastructure.”
TEP was a critical partner in bringing the Involta project from vision to reality.
“TEP has supported our project at every step, from the executive level to engineering to customer account services,” Lehrman said. “TEP’s partnership, in turn, generated enthusiasm for our project with Tucson’s economic development leadership. It’s been a great experience getting to know the business leaders of this community.”
In addition to Tucson, Involta has data centers in Iowa, Ohio, Idaho and Minnesota.