By Press Times staff
NORTHEASTERN WISCONSIN — Iowa IT service management company, Involta, recently announced the acquisition of a 24.5-acre site, including an existing data center, at W6149 Old Highway Road in the village of Harrison.
Through this acquisition, Involta will implement a “multi-phased approach to ultimately extend the current data center footprint to an expandable campus with up to 20 MW of capacity.”
“The future campus is poised to meet rising enterprise colocation demands with the Involta SecurePower colocation model, which provides mission-critical data center space coupled with industry-leading power, security and connectivity services directly embedded into its facilities,” an Involta release stated.
A colocation is a type of data center where equipment, space, and bandwidth are available for rent to customers.
“Located just 40 minutes from Green Bay, the campus project will support the fast-growing needs and performance requirements of critical high-tech industries with the colocation and services needed for enterprise workloads and AI applications,” the release added.
“In addition, the location’s proximity is highly desirable for edge deployments, in which Involta is considered a tier-two market pioneer. The area provides a low-risk zone with moderate temperatures to help regulate power demands, along with attractive tax incentives and the recent designation by the Biden administration confirming the state as an official U.S. Regional Tech Hub.”
“The Green Bay market is a sought-after region across our portfolio of enterprise clients spanning healthcare organizations, manufacturers and financial institutions,” said Bruce Lehrman, founder and board vice chair for Involta. “As this market continues to grow, our evolving footprint in this vibrant region will deliver the capacity, fiber infrastructure and hybrid IT services required to support high-performance compute for the most demanding and complex regulated industries.
“At the epicenter of Involta’s expansive data center network, the 20-MW campus will bolster the company’s future development of energy-efficient data centers and bring robust, redundant fiber infrastructure to the Wisconsin market, driving more connectivity both locally and nationally while delivering unmatched access to its Midwest data centers from Iowa to Minnesota to Ohio.”
The Green Bay-area facility will be Involta’s 13th data center location.
Others U.S. sites include Tucson, Ariz.; Boise, Idaho; Marion, Iowa; Duluth, Minn.; Akron (2), Canton, and Independence, Ohio; and Pittsburg, Penn.
“Through this strategic acquisition, we are amplifying our capacity to drive unmatched business evolution across Northeast Wisconsin and beyond. It’s our first double-digit data center campus investment, and the New North region is the ideal location to expand our footprint on a very large scale. We are excited to build and strengthen our relationships across the markets in this vibrant area, including Madison and Milwaukee. This unique project also emphasizes our dedication to innovation, delivering more tech-driven opportunities to the area with the expanded capacity, scalability and fiber infrastructure to support high-performance compute, private cloud, edge and secure interconnectivity,” said Involta Vice President of New Markets Brandon Yansky.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming Involta into the New North region and stimulating growth across key sectors with the data center capacity and expertise needed to enable modern business technology advancements. Involta’s dedication to the communities it serves, combined with sustainability efforts and entrepreneurial spirit, closely align with New North’s mission. We look forward to collaborating for years to come,” stated New North President/CEO Barb LaMue.
For more information, visit involta.com.