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Press Release

OneNeck® IT Solutions opens newly expanded data center space in Eden Prairie, Minn.

August 06, 2014

$12 million project creates one of the largest Tier III data centers in the Upper Midwest.

OneNeck® IT Solutions announces the availability of its newly expanded data center space in Eden Prairie, Minn. The $12 million construction project added about 6,000 square feet of raised floor to the Certified Tier III data center which is located in one of the fastest growing business marketplaces in the Twin Cities metro area.

“We are excited about now being able to offer more enterprise-ready, mission-critical data center space to businesses throughout the metro area and entire Midwest,” said Phil LaForge, president and CEO of OneNeck. “Our customers are growing and we need to keep pace with their needs so they can continue to be successful.”

The entire building — about 18,000 square feet of total raised floor space — continues to emphasize reliability and security. Biometric security functionality has been added. Similar to other OneNeck data centers, this facility is also built to be fail-safe and support complex compliance requirements facing businesses today, such as SSAE 16, PCI-DSS, and HIPAA.

“In addition, our data center in Eden Prairie is one of the largest commercially available Uptime Institute Design Certified Tier III multi-tenant data centers in the Upper Midwest,” states LaForge. “Customers, and potential customers, now have the space they need for future growth along with a safe, secure place to store their data and critical IT infrastructure.”

Tier III certification signifies a concurrently maintainable infrastructure is employed such that if any one critical component is removed through planned maintenance or component failure, mission critical services will not be interrupted.

Eden Prairie is home to one of six OneNeck data centers located across the United States. A seventh data center is currently under construction in the Denver area. These projects are part of OneNeck’s strategy to provide local, yet highly secure and extremely reliable, Tier 3 or better data center space for business owners who prefer to be close to their IT infrastructure.

"For nearby customers, their next visit to our data center should also prove to be more pleasing and efficient,” said Hank Koch, vice president of Mission Critical Facilities at OneNeck. “Shipping, receiving, and storage areas have been improved, building navigation is easier, the facility command center has been enlarged, and the entire entrance along with meeting room areas have been updated."

For more information, visit oneneck.com/data-centers.

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For more information, contact: Cindy Tomlinson, associate manager of Public Relations / OneNeck IT Solutions / 608-664-4471 / cindy.tomlinson@tdstelecom.com

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