ByteGrid's Cleveland data center. (Image: ByteGrid)

SecureData 365 Becomes ByteGrid’s Largest Tenant in Cleveland

ByteGrid has landed a large tenant for its Cleveland data center. SecureData 365 is expanding operations into the market, within the reemerging Cleveland Technology Center, which ByteGrid acquired last June.

SecureData 365 is based in Canton, Ohio, and provides colocation, managed hosting and disaster recovery services. It will be the largest tenant in ByteGrid’s facility.

The data center provider acquired the 330,000-square-foot data center property for an undisclosed amount.  The CTC was 53 percent leased at the time of the acquisition, and the initial plan was to create 30,000 square feet of enterprise-class mission-critical data center space with more than 4 megawatts of power capacity.

The property is supported by redundant 20 MVA power feeds from two separate utility substations with access to additional capacity.

Cleveland is a strategic location serving the Ohio corridor, bisecting major business centers of Chicago and New York. There are over one hundred Fortune 500 companies with operations in Cleveland, and a limited amount of wholesale data center supply available.

The CRC sits atop one of the largest fiber points of presence in Ohio. Cleveland is also an ideal disaster recovery location for Midwest and East Coast markets.

The Cleveland site fell in line with ByteGrid’s strategy of acquiring purpose-built data centers with existing anchor tenants in underserved markets. Cleveland isn’t yet a large data center market, but there are other players in town, most notably colocation provider 365 Main, which is based at the Sterling Building on the Euclid corridor.

BYTEGRID already has government customers in the building and the surrounding area is rich with technology companies giving the location some appeal going forward.

“SecureData is a great example of many forward-thinking Cleveland businesses taking advantage of the technology and IT outsourcing transformation Cleveland is undergoing,” said Don Goodwin, executive vice president of sales and marketing at ByteGrid.  “A rich combination of high-speed connectivity and low power costs is being leveraged by data intensive enterprises fueling Cleveland’s emergence as a premiere business destination.” 

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About the Author

Jason Verge is an Editor/Industry Analyst on the Data Center Knowledge team with a strong background in the data center and Web hosting industries. In the past he’s covered all things Internet Infrastructure, including cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), mass market hosting, managed hosting, enterprise IT spending trends and M&A. He writes about a range of topics at DCK, with an emphasis on cloud hosting.

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  1. This was a very strategic decision between Securedata and Bytegrid; I bet they’re very excited they expended to Cleveland, I think the low cost of electricity there was a huge factor. We can expect to see similar changes as other data centres will take advantage of this.