Iowa’s Involta Moves Forward with Enterprise Data Center in Duluth



Via News Release

“CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, June 27, 2011 — Involta, LLC announces plans to build and operate a 20,000 square foot hardened enterprise data center in Duluth, Minnesota.  While final approvals from local agencies are still pending, design of the facility is currently underway.

The high-security colocation data center will house mission critical computer systems and related components for healthcare organizations, businesses, government and educational institutions. The $10.5 million facility will be a stable, predictable, high-performance data center complete with environmental systems and controls, redundant back-up power, specialized fire suppression, and reinforced concrete building construction.  The 24,000 square foot facility will feature 10,000 square feet of conditioned data center space that will utilize the naturally cooler climate of Duluth to increase efficiency. The building is being designed to be LEED certified.”

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Earlier this spring, it was reported that the firm was in conversation with the Duluth Economic Development Authority.