29 Aug TEAM Companies data center opens in Madison Area
Fitchburg, Wis. – Iowa-based TEAM Companies today announced its official grand opening and 2 days of events celebrating their new Tier 3 data center on the Fitchburg Technology Campus. Events include a VIP Night Thursday, September 4th and a public open house Friday September 5th.
TEAM Companies data centers store and protect vital information for regional and Fortune 500 businesses. CDW Berbee, a Madison success story, and nationwide leader for IT and Data Management solutions, is the anchor tenant in the “next generation” facility.
TEAM data center facilities are unique – and achieve a one-of-a-kind Tier 3 classification. Some of the exceptional features of such a fail-safe facility include retina scanners for personal identification, the ability to withstand an F4 tornado (200+ MPH winds), 14-24 inch concrete and steel re-enforced walls, a fire detection system that can identify smoke molecules present at 1/100th of a percent, and multiple levels of redundancy and back-up (built upon an N+1 schema methodology) that virtually eliminates the likelihood of a catastrophic failure.
Watch a video on the TEAM Companies website that showcases the Cedar Falls, IA data center – which is an early model for Madison’s “next generation” data center:
Fitchburg Mayor Tom Clauder says the new data center is critical to future business growth. “We cannot overestimate what the presence of this new TEAM Companies data center means to economic development for the Madison area and for all of Wisconsin. The new data center will help attract more high-tech companies which will need the data storage service TEAM Companies provides.” Highlights include:
- The center will create up to 20 new jobs with average wages exceeding $25 per hour.
- A $40 million total investment will be made in the Fitchburg Technology Campus.
- The 60,000 square-foot facility will be completed in three, 20,000-square foot phases (phase one is complete).
Grand Opening event details:
The VIP night will be held Thursday September 4th and is an invitation-only event for the area’s top business, government, media and non-profit leaders. The event is catered by Marigold Kitchen and includes guest speakers and guided tours of the facility.
Friday September 5th is an open house and outdoor BBQ from 11:30am-2:30pm that the public is encouraged to attend. The day’s events include live music and guided tours of the facility.
About Team Companies
TEAM Companies is a leader in building and operating data centers in the Upper Midwest with data centers in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, and Cedar Falls, Iowa. Recently recognized 21st in Inc. Magazine’s 2008 Top 100 fastest growing IT Services Companies (#212 overall), TEAM provides design, build and management services – with an emphasis in the insurance, banking, education, health, and information technology industries.