DataChambers, a North Carolina data center service provider, has completed an expansion project to add capacity to its Winston-Salem data center. The expansion took four months and $510,000 and expanded the existing space by 25 percent, the company said. The Winston-Salem facility includes up to 80,000 square feet of business continuity seating, and a 44,000 square foot underground data center.
DataChambers says more than 60 percent of the new space is already committed to IT clients. "Though we expanded in anticipation of growing demand, we’re gratified to see contracts materialize so quickly," said Nicholas Kottyan, CEO of DataChambers. "Experience shows that during tough economic times, businesses look for providers who can help them get more out of their limited information technology budgets. That has been the hallmark of our success to date and one of the reasons we continue to thrive.”
In addition to the extra space, the renovation brought a 40 percent increase in uninterruptable power supplies and air conditioning. The center is located 18 feet underground in a blast-resistant building. Some DataChambers’ clients use the site to host their primary network, while many house their backup resources for disaster recovery.
DataChambers said it plans to add new sales representatives in Charlotte and Research Triangle Park to help fill the remaining space.