Enseva Ribbon Cutting
A public ribbon cutting and facility tours of Enseva, a new data center in Hiawatha was held on November 20th at 10 a.m. Mayor Theis welcomed Enseva, along with Alliant Energy, Iowa Healthy System, and Hiawatha Economic Development Corporation, wishing them great success and thanking them for choosing Hiawatha as their location.
The multi-tenant data center facility, which houses a portion of Iowa Health System's data, has the capability, security and infrastructural support to house data for additional corporations that seek off site secure storage for integral data systems.
The 17,000 sq. ft. Enseva Data Center is a collaborative project with Enseva, Iowa Health System, Professional Office Services, the City of Hiawatha, Alliant Energy and Priority One, with financing provided by GNB Bank. The new facility has the capacity to build three more modules at 12,000 sq. ft. each.
Major national health care providers, like Iowa Health System, the first tenant in the facility and the impetus behind the project, rely entirely on having access to huge volumes of reliable data in order to care for their patient populations.
The center uses unique electrical and cooling technologies that provide high-efficiency operations and an innovative extra defense against threats such as overheating or power surges. For a number of reasons, data center construction is growing quickly as companies seek more secure, higher volume storage.
"As our society moves from an industrial to an information age, making sure data is safe and available is one of the most important elements of doing any sort of business," said Chris Sevey, Chief Information Officer with Enseva. "This new facility is a biometrically secured, high density, high efficiency facility that can provide 100% service availability for clients. All of these aspects are important to companies who rely on mission critical data for their operations."
Enseva partnered with the City of Hiawatha on incentives to locate the data center in the Corridor metro area and to facilitate the requirements needed to build a facility of this magnitude and service. The company also worked with Alliant Energy to identify and provide the electric infrastructure to enhance electric reliability to the operational center.
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