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Lifeline, Online Tech, Alpheus Announce Data Center Expansions

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The Online Tech data center in Flint. Michigan is being expanded.

The Online Tech data center in Flint. Michigan is being expanded.

We continue to see local data center providers expanding their footprints. Here’s a look at three announcements from this week:

Lifeline Data Centers Plans Site in Fort Wayne - Lifeline Data Centers has announced plans to establish a new data center facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Upon finalizing its site location, Lifeline Data Centers will make “significant” investments in data communications infrastructure improvements to its facility.  Lifeline said it is working with real estate representatives and Greater Fort Wayne Inc. to perform its due diligence on a site location, which will be announced in the near future. “We are very excited to finally be a direct part of the Fort Wayne business community,”  said Lifeline Data Centers Co-Owner, Alex Carroll. “Lifeline is committed to driving significant technology infrastructure into Ft Wayne. As a private company making an investment in Fort Wayne’s technology infrastructure, we will assist to enhance the capabilities of the community through providing data center services to the Northeast Indiana market.”

Online Tech Expands Mid-Michigan Data Center – Online Tech has completed a major expansion of its Mid-Michigan data center in Flint Township, Michigan to support the rapidly growing number of customers that rely on its encrypted, compliant data center services. Online Tech’s $3 million investment in the Flint facility has doubled the overall capacity of the data center in terms of both physical space and power, allowing the company to support a large number of new clients and existing clients whose needs are growing. The facility expansion boasts a total of 22,500 square feet and includes the addition of two new 1 megawatt generators. This brings the data center’s total backup power to 4 MW, ensuring availability and redundancy that will meet Online Tech’s stringent SLAs to customers throughout the facility. “Online Tech is growing rapidly, and this multi-million dollar investment in our Flint data center is the latest step we have taken to expand our mission critical facilities to support customers,” said Mike Klein, co-CEO of Online Tech. “This follows quickly on the heels of our Metro Detroit data center announcement a few weeks ago, and we plan to make additional data center announcements in the near future about Online Tech’s expansion to other Midwest markets.”

Alpheus Expanding Premier Data Center in Downtown Austin – Alpheus Communications, a leading provider of Texas metro-regional fiber and networking solutions, is significantly expanding its data center in downtown Austin, located at 1905 E. 6th St. The expansion is driven by demand for premier data center space from companies building public, private and hybrid cloud environments requiring 100-percent uptime and fiber connectivity.“Our 6th Street data center is unique because it’s just a few minutes from Austin’s central business district, it’s convenient to freeways, and most important, because our fiber network hub is in the same facility, Alpheus clients don’t have to source network and colocation services from separate providers,” said Scott Widham, CEO of Alpheus Communications. “Companies are rapidly expanding their cloud environments, and that’s creating significant demand for the premier network and data center services that Alpheus provides, not only in Austin, but throughout Texas.”

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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.