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Jan. 29, 2014

Cloud-Computing Company Expedient Completes Data Center Expansion, Announces New Projects

By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor

Local cloud-computing company Expedient has recently completed a more than 7,000-square-foot expansion of its data center at Allegheny Center Mall in Pittsburgh, which first opened in 2008.

The approximately $3 million project brings the property to more than 17,000 square feet of production space.

Expedient Data Centers operates two facilities in Pittsburgh totaling more than 60,000 square feet of leased real estate. The company has seven other data centers in Cleveland, Indianapolis, Columbus, Baltimore and Boston.

Expedient plans additional expansions in 2014, which include a new 10,000-square-foot data center in Cleveland, a 20,000-square-foot facility in Columbus, and a 6,000-square-foot expansion of its existing data center in Indianapolis.

With these investments, Expedient’s total data center capacity will exceed 250,000 square feet.

“Our solutions are unique in that we effectively offer customers one giant data center, at nine, soon to be 11 different sites, which are seamlessly connected by a fully redundant 10Gig fiber ring. This is especially appealing to clients seeking geographic diversity to help meet their security and disaster requirements,” Shawn McGorry, president of Expedient, said in a press statement.

In other news, the Pittsburgh Business Times reports that the Southwestern Pennsylvania Red Cross has closed on the sale of its building on the Boulevard of the Allies in downtown Pittsburgh.

Jim Kelly, a principal in the Pittsburgh office of Avison Young, who brokered the transaction on behalf of the nonprofit organization, told the newspaper that the Gregg family acquired the property for $1.65 million, with plans to upgrade and maintain it as an office building. Michael Downey, also of Avison Young, represented the buyer.

Red Cross plans to occupy the facility for another six months, and then relocate to its newly acquired 33,000-square-foot building in the Strip District. The nonprofit has recently purchased the asset, which includes a parking lot of more than 50 spaces, from Sargent Electric for $1.95 million.

Photo credits: www.datacenterknowledge.com

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