Boston-area startup Caisson Data Center Services is developing a 120,000 square foot data center in Natick, Mass., the company said this week. The first phase of the Tier III facility will be include 16,500 square feet of space and its scheduled to come online in the forth quarter of 2011.
Caisson said Tuesday that co-founder Karl Robohm will serve as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and oversee the data center's development. Robohm is a25-year industry veteran who previously worked for Internap Network Services and Transitional Data Services.
"I’ve seen first hand the need for Tier III space in the Boston area," said Robohm. "Because of the lack of usable Tier III inventory in the region, IT leaders I’ve worked with over the last few years are frustrated that they've had to settle for less or leave the area to meet their critical criteria. I’m excited to bring this brand new, highly efficient data center online in Natick."
Caisson CEO David Steigerwald said the company expects to appeal to some of the key industries in the regional economy. "Boston’s financial services, technology and bio/pharmaceutical organizations are managing escalating IT infrastructure needs – higher power density computing environments, virtualization and private clouds," said Steigerwald. "Karl has designed this facility and our processes to handle this new wave of infrastructure demands."