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Feds Eye Charlotte for Backup Data Center

The federal govenment is scouting locations in Charlotte and Research Triangle for a future data center for the Social Security Administration.

The federal government is scouting a building in the University Research Park in Charlotte, N.C. for a 100,000-square-foot backup computer center for the Social Security Administration's National Computer Center in Baltimore, according to media reports. The General Services Administration (GSA) has been scouting sites in both Charlotte and Research Triangle on behalf of the SSA, which is seeking additional backup facilities to improve the redundancy of its data storage.