Springfield, Ohio Developer Plans Data Center

A business park in Springfield, Ohio has announced plans to develop a 100,000 square foot data center as part of the next phase of the project. The Nextedge Applied Research and Technology Park wants to build the data center on a 17-acre parcel of land, and said it expects to have an “announcement regarding the center” within 30 days.

The park, located in the Columbus-Dayton-Cincinnati business corridor, features dual power feeds and fiber connectivity. Current tenants include LexisNexis, data analytics specialist Qbase and Avetec, which focuses on high-performance computing and advanced data modeling and simulations. Avetec is overseeing the completion of a fiber network, which is supported by a U.S. Department of Energy grant and a partnership with the City of Springfield, the Turner Foundation, and local schools and universities.

Ray Hagerman, the president of Nextedge, said the park also plans a technology incubator, and has hired a sales and marketing director to help establish ties with local universities and raise the park’s profile. “Nextedge is in full swing; we had a great 2007 and look forward to a great 2008,” Hagerman told attendees at a business luncheon Monday in Springfield.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.