Lee Tech to Build New Harris Corp. Data Center

Lee Technologies has been awarded a major contract by Harris Corporation to design and build the Harris Cyber Integration Center, a new Tier III, LEED Silver-certified data center, the company said today. The new facility will provide secure managed hosting to government and commercial customers, the company said in announcing the project last month.

Harris said only that facility is located in the “Mid-Atlantic region” in a 140,000 square foot facility it recently acquired. Recent industry reports indicate Harris purchased a facility in Virginia. 

Harris also recently acquired SignaCert, Inc., a provider of IT compliance solutions. Harris operates some of the nation’s largest secure, mission-critical networks, including the ultra-reliable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI). Its information systems support the critical missions of military, intelligence, and federal law enforcement customers.

“We are pleased to team with Lee Technologies in developing a center that will support our customers with a complete, end-to-end, tailored cyber solution,” said Dale Meyerrose, vice president and general manager of Harris Cyber Integrated Solutions. “This center and its offerings reflect customers’ needs to address the ever-increasing importance of security, the maturation of trusted technology and cloud computing, and the continuing need to drive down IT management costs.”

“This contract is a significant milestone for Lee Technologies, as it substantiates our ability to bring an efficient and state-of-the-art facility online in record time to support our nation’s cyber capabilities,” said Anthony Rizzo, vice president of public sector for Lee Technologies.

Harris’ Cyber Integrated Solutions will provide customers with “an integrated offering of assured infrastructure, managed security, and tailored applications and services — all provided as a secure, trusted, total solution,” the company says. It will offer industry-tailored applications and services on a tiered structure.

Founded in 1983, Lee Technologies has commissioned critical power equipment for more than 5 million square feet of mission-critical space and currently maintains critical equipment that supports over 3 million square feet throughout the U.S. It is headquartered in Fairfax, Va., and has offices in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and Seattle.

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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.

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