Expansion of Data Centers to Meet Customer Demands
Involta, an industry-leading hybrid IT, cloud computing, and data center services company, announced plans to expand the footprint at its Independence and Akron data center campuses. The project will include the addition of 11 new, well-paying jobs bringing the Ohio market to more than 120 employees. The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) approved the project for tax credit assistance at its meeting today.
Involta’s physical expansion increases its capacity to meet the demand of its growing portfolio of enterprise customers. Involta’s Independence data center is designed to Uptime Institute® Tier III, 5th-generation facility criteria. It’s connected to the company’s Akron, Ohio, data center through a robust fiber ring that provides millisecond latency along the routes and between the two sites.
“Involta is committed to investing in the people, community and business ecosystem across the Northeast Ohio region and all the markets we serve,” comments Involta President and CEO, Jim Buie. “These projects mark the next phase of Involta’s growth as we increase our talent pool and physical footprint to deliver mission-critical infrastructure and services to enterprises in Northeast Ohio. The region is perfectly positioned to benefit from the secular trends relating to both the movement of data as well as geographic investment in technology infrastructure.”
Involta chose to expand in the Northeast Ohio Region due to available infrastructure and access to key customers in the fintech, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. An economic development team comprised of JobsOhio, Team NEO, and ODOD worked with company executives to ensure Involta’s investment in its Northeast Ohio operations.
“Involta’s commitment to expand here is a testament to a diverse industry base in the Northeast Ohio Region, as well as our growing technology talent base,” said Team NEO CEO Bill Koehler. “Along with JobsOhio and our local partners, all of us at Team NEO look forward to supporting Involta’s ongoing success.”
Involta is an award-winning hybrid IT and cloud-forward consulting firm orchestrating digital transformation for the nation’s leading enterprises. Involta’s ongoing mission is rooted in partnership. Its personalized approach identifies customers’ requirements while earning their trust to ultimately deliver Superior Infrastructure and Services, Operational Excellence and People Who Deliver, keeping with the Involta brand promise.
Involta pairs strategic consulting with the unique ability to leverage owned data centers and infrastructure assets, empowering businesses with necessary security and reliability requirements. Its well-defined, rigorous process to deliver hybrid cloud, edge, consulting, and data center services have earned the company several designations, including a KLAS rating and review for partial healthcare IT outsourcing excellence. The company has also been recognized on several CRN lists and has been named one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. 5000 for nine consecutive years.
Involta enables customers with the power to transform their technology and the freedom to focus on their core business. To learn more about Involta, visit involta.com or follow them on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.
About Team NEO
Team NEO is a private, nonprofit economic development organization accelerating business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of the Northeast Ohio Region. As the designated JobsOhio Network Partner, we align and amplify local economic development efforts in the region’s 18-counties; we conduct research and data analysis to inform local conversations and influence solutions; we market the Northeast Ohio Region; and we work to increase access to jobs, education and training for the region’s 4.3 million people. We do this to build a more vibrant regional economy; one that is more talented, equitable, competitive, innovative, resilient and prosperous. For more information, visit teamneo.org.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn moreatwww.jobsohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.