The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. will not expand its Pittsburgh area data center, but will instead keep open an existing facility in central New Jersey. The bank had initially planned to close the New Jersey data center and invest $70 million in expanding a former Mellon facility in Northpointe, Pennsylvania. At the time the project was announced in June of 2007, the Northpointe data center was only a year old, and was already being upgraded. The bank cited “cost escalation related to construction and specialized data center equipment” as one of the reasons for the change in plans.
Bank of New York Mellon said that although it would not add additional space in Pittsburgh, it will invest in upgrades of power and security in both data centers. The bank also said it was not reducing its hiring plans for the Pittsburgh area, where it planned to add 200 jobs at the expanded data center. It will instead add information technology jobs at offices in downtown Pittsburgh.