Involta Plans Data Center in Pittsburgh Area

UPMC has selected the company to develop, own and operate the multi-tenant facility at which it will be the anchor tenant.

by Evelina Croitoru

Bruce Lehrman

Bruce Lehrman

Pittsburgh, Pa.Involta LLC has revealed plans to develop a data center at Northpointe Business Park in Armstrong County, Pa. A leading health care provider and insurer, UPMC will be the anchor tenant and has selected Involta to build, own and operate the new facility. The high-security and maintainable data center will also be home to mission-critical computer systems and will provide related managed services for other Involta clients. As reported by the Tribune Chronicle, the development project will cost $16 million.

“Involta has developed a unique competency in delivering both data center and managed services to the health care industry. UPMC’s decision to choose Involta demonstrates its commitment to wanting nothing but the best for its patients and physicians,” Bruce Lehrman, founder & CEO of Involta, said in prepared remarks.

The new facility will comprise roughly 40,000 square feet, including conditioned data center space, additional storage space, mechanical and electrical infrastructure, and additional office space for client and business continuity use. The data center will be concurrently maintainable, with redundant capacity (power, cooling and connectivity) components and multiple independent distribution paths serving the computer equipment. The facility will also feature biometric security and 24/7/365 monitoring and access.

“Northpointe and its proximity to the Pittsburgh marketplace make it very attractive to companies with a national brand, such as Involta, to invest. The utility infrastructure the Armstrong County Industrial Development Council built in Northpointe is first class, and includes one of the most reliable electric systems and a world-class telecommunications system with multiple sources of independent fiber connecting Northpointe with the entire Pittsburgh region,” Senator Don White said in a prepared statement.

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