(Gawkwire) – Today DataChambers, a North Carolina-based information technology firm, announced it has begun the first phase of renovations on a Triangle facility that will become its latest high-availability data center.
The 50,000-square-foot building and eight-acre property in Garner, N.C., were purchased by DataChambers in late September. Before the building is occupied in the spring of 2013, it will undergo a series of systems, infrastructure and security upgrades in order to meet DataChambers’ rigorous standards for high-availability service delivery.
The first step is to reinforce the building to meet Category 3 hurricane standards. Landmark Construction of Winston-Salem is serving as contractor for that portion of the project, and work is now underway. Upon completion, DataChambers will open the first 10,000 square feet of raised data center flooring at the site and will begin interior renovations to office spaces.
“Our goal is to take a great facility and make it even better,” says DataChambers CEO Nicholas Kottyan. “It will be the perfect home for the information technology services we will offer – from hosted and cloud-based infrastructure solutions to data backup and business recovery services.”
The Garner property DataChambers purchased has been certified as a “Best Data Site” by Mission Critical Consultants. Specialists evaluated the former Quest Communications telecommunications hub against a variety of criteria important to the operation of a data center – from fiber, telecom and power availability to site topography.
New Regional Executives Named
Concurrent with the upgrades now underway, DataChambers has hired Brent Wall to head the Garner facility as regional vice president. Before joining DataChambers, Wall was CIO and vice president of hosting for StraTech, a global information technology solutions provider. He also is former vice president of information systems and services for GMAC Insurance, a subsidiary of General Motors. Wall serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Technology Association and is active in the N.C. Society for Information Management.
DataChambers also has hired Clayton D’Souza as Triangle business development manager. He comes to DataChambers from Peak 10, where he served as senior account executive. D’Souza has more than a decade of experience in the infrastructure services industry and holds an MBA in international business.
DataChambers, headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a North State Communications company specializing in information technology services. We offer a full range of management and monitoring services, colocation and cloud solutions, and backup and recovery options. DataChambers is SSAE 16 Type II audited and meets rigorous national standards for safeguarding client systems and data. For more information, visit http://www.datachambers.com.