Wall Street Journal Feature: Malls Fill Vacant Stores With Server Rooms

As the need for data protection and storage continues to grow, Lifeline has been one of the first innovators in using unconventional spaces, like old malls and large retail stores, to renovate and use for our data centers. Earlier this year, we announced that we would be expanding our services into a old Target store in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

PD3_8386_HDRLast week, our Fort Wayne expansion was featured in a Wall Street Journal article:

"In Fort Wayne, Lifeline Data Centers LLC said it would hire about 10 people to work in the 110,000 square foot space. That compares with roughly 90 when it was a Target store.

 

Lifeline's investment will create months of construction work as it seeks to upgrade the property it bought in September that Target vacated nine years ago.

 

Rich Banta, a Lifeline co-founder, said Lifeline would spend $3.2 million, more than three times the price for the location, to fortify the walls with concrete and add steel girders to the roof to withstand tornado strength winds up to 130 miles an hour."

To read the Wall Street Journal article, click here. Stay tuned for more updates about our Fort Wayne expansion and other plans for Lifeline by subscribing to our emails:

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Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.
Alex Carroll