Managed Data Hires Syska for Expansion

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The int.stargate.comerior of the Stargate data center in Oak Brook, Illinois (Stargate.com)

Managed Data Holdings continues to invest in expanding and upgrading the data center facilities it has acquired. The company has hired Syska Hennessy Group Construction, Inc. to design and build a major expansion of its recently acquired Stargate data center in Oak Brook, Ill. The 13,000 square-foot expansion will add approximately 7 megawatts of critical power to the facility, enabling Managed Data to provide a full suite of managed services at the facility.

The addition will give the Stargate center 29,000 square feet of raised floor space, with Managed Data projecting a full build-out of more than 65,000 square feet of usable space during 2009.

Managed Data Holdings (MDH) was founded in June 2007 by Catalyst Investors and Great Hill Partners. It has moved quickly to build a footprint in the managed hosting sector, acquiring three providers and quickly expanding their data center capacity. Here’s a recap:

  • October 2007:MDH buys managed hosting Intelenet in Irivine, Calif and adds 12,000 square feet of new space.
  • January 2008:MDH acquires Denver colocation and managed hosting company Data393 and accelerates a planned 10,000 square foot expansion. 
  • August 2008:Managed Data buys Stargate in the Chicago market and starts a 13,000 square footexpansion.  


The Stargate data center is an 86,000 square foot facility that was completed in late 2007.

“This expansion and design, along with the investments we are making in our other data centers, allows us to provide the types of colocation, managed hosting and managed services that customers require for their critical systems in the most reliable manner,” said Evans Mullan, chief operating officer of Managed Data Holdings. “In addition to our flexible and adaptable solutions ranging from cabinets to 5,000 square-foot secure microsuites, customers will get an environment meeting their expansion needs, within a secure data center of our size and capabilities.”

Syska Hennessy Group provides engineering and construction management services for data center facilities to a range of clients, from moderately sized regional companies to many of the Fortune 100.

About the Author

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.

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