February 04, 2014
DataChambers, a North State Communications company that specializes in information technology
services, is joining the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis.
"With its prime location just minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport and the city center,
the North Carolina Research Campus offers us the perfect spot for an expansion into the Charlotte
market," said Nicholas Kottyan, CEO of DataChambers. "We hope to serve fellow tenants at the
campus, businesses in the greater Charlotte region and those located elsewhere who want geographical
separation of their systems for business continuity."
Castle & Cooke, Inc., the developers of the NCRC, finalized an agreement with DataChambers, headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, to build a 50,000 square-foot data center at Research Campus Drive and Main Street on the NCRC's 350-acre campus. The building will be rated to withstand hurricane-force winds, feature state-of-the-art systems for power, security, HVAC, network connectivity and incorporate the latest LEED standards developed by the US Green Building Council for energy efficient operation. The new data center will provide services such as hosted and cloud-based infrastructure solutions, around the clock network management and a variety of data backup and business continuity solutions.
DataChambers represents an important resource for attracting new companies and research organizations to the NCRC and the region. "Working with our regional partners like Charlotte Regional Partnership, Cabarrus Economic Development and Duke Energy, we are proud to bring such a strong corporate partner to the Charlotte region that will help boost our presence and our local economy by providing additional technological capabilities," said NCRC's Vice President of Business Development Clyde Higgs.
The company is the eighteenth campus partner. The NCRC is already home to the David H. Murdock Research Institute and five corporate, two healthcare and nine academic partners. The addition of DataChambers marks continued NCRC expansion. Specific plans for the data center's design and timeframe for construction are in development. The construction of the new facility is expected to bring at least 20 jobs for professionals with experience in information technology that will add to the 600 jobs already associated with the NCRC.
To learn more about DataChambers visit www.datachambers.com and to learn more about the NCRC visit transforming-science.com.