Fort Wayne Update: EMP-Shielded Data Center Ready in Q1 2017
Over the past two years, we've been talking a lot about our new Fort Wayne facility. It's taken longer than anticipated, but for good reason.
In a recent Journal Gazette article, our team was interviewed about the project and where it stands. Why has the project taken so long? It all comes down to three little letters: EMP.
The Journal Gazette describes the devastating effects EMP could cause masterfully:
"Electromagnetic pulses are bursts of energy that can create power surges in electronic devices large and small - think massive power transformers, entire ATM networks, household appliances, according to EMPact America, a nonprofit ageny. One significant surge could be enough to permanent disable every with a circut board with a 1.5 million-square-mile area."
When we originally set out to build the Fort Wayne location, EMP-shielding was not a part of the construction. It became more apparent, however, how important it was that we incorporated it if this was, in fact, going to be our flagship location.
It added a year to our timeline, which has caused the delays. Our business has always been run on excellence, compliance, and innovation, though, and we believe in doing things right even if that means sacrificing time.
We will be accepting clients at our Fort Wayne facility starting in the first quarter of 2017. If you're interested in touring the space or learning more information, click on the button below.