NJVC opened a 20,000 square-foot data center in Reno, Nevada in July of 2012. The facility, which includes 8,000 square feet of raised floor space, is permitting the company to provide commercial and government customers with secure, cost-effective and cloud-based data center solutions.
“This data center is a milestone for NJVC because it is the first such facility that the company will manage for customers,” Jody Tedesco, president of NJVC said. “NJVC has more than a decade of experience delivering a full spectrum of highly secure data center services to customers in the intelligence and defense communities. This expertise in providing mission-critical data center services carries over to supporting the IT environments of commercial customers, where reliability and low data latency are vital. The opening of this data center is timed to coincide with the company’s expansion into new commercial markets, particularly financial services, energy and healthcare.”
Constructed in 2002, the two-story facility houses 32 employees and provides a full suite of data center services that will meet the security compliance requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)—critical for banking/financial and healthcare customers. The facility also is being retrofitted to Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) moderate and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) security accreditation levels for government customers.
The data center will evolve its operations in phases, with operations at 20-percent capacity during the first phase. As business accelerates, the number of support staff will increase incrementally to maintain an efficient and reliable operating model until the facility is at full capacity.
“NJVC will continue to invest in the data center as the number of customers and service demand rise,” said Joe Arthur, vice president and general manager, NJVC data center services. "NJVC has more than a decade of experience in data centers, and the company designed the IT infrastructure based on extensive feedback from our customers and technology partners. The company’s long-term goal is to maintain a fixed priced, flexible services model that serves all the needs of our customers. As a multi-source integrator, NJVC will manage all risk for customers, so they can sleep at night knowing their applications and data are safe, accessible and being continuously monitored 24x7x365.”
NJVC chose Reno as for its data center primarily because it lies on the western edge of the safe zone, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, making it one of the most stable data center environments in the continental United States. Other factors, such as the region’s connection to the national fiber overlay, ensure very low latencies for data throughput. The low costs of building space, power cooling and low overhead also were contributing factors, according to Tedesco.
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