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SecureData 365


SecureData 365, a Top 10 Weatherhead 100 Company, celebrated the opening of their second data center in Cleveland on April 14, 2015 with great fanfare including guest speakers Len Komoroski and David Griffin of the Cleveland Cavaliers who talked about new development in Cleveland, including the Data Center and the Cavs playoff outlook. 

With this center, SecureData365 now has redundancy with their Canton, OH center, which is powered by AEP, while Cleveland is powered by First Energy.  The Data Center will be connected to the City of Cleveland’s new 100 GIG Fiber Network, allowing customers the fastest speed available in the U.S. for fiber connectivity, both now and into the future. 

SecureData 365 offers Co-location, Business Continuity, Virtual Computing as well as storage and back-up.  The facility has a sales tax exemption from the State of Ohio, offering tenants this cost savings on equipment placed in service at their location over the next 15 years.  They also have a unique pricing structure that offers “fair” pricing, only charging customers for what they use, which means that businesses big and small can afford the security and reliability of SecureData 365’s services.  The Cleveland data center building will be LEED certified, using green conscious construction.  In addition, the SecureData 365 Cleveland data center will be SSA16 and FISMA compliant and will be certified Tier 3 by the Uptime Institute.
 
In a Cluster Analysis completed for the City of Cleveland by Mohr Partners, Information Technology was recognized as an important Cluster for the City of Cleveland.  With Cleveland’s many Fortune 100 companies including many headquarters, as well as banks, insurance companies which all include large IT sections, as well as stand-alone information technology companies, the City of Cleveland now more than ever is a hub for information technology.  In addition, with Cleveland’s fast growing Healthcare and Medical Technology Cluster, information technology and Big Data are growing areas for these businesses.  NAICS codes do not pick up large Information Technology centers that are parts of large companies, so using these indices alone do not show the number of IT jobs and the amount of IT work in a community.  When Mohr partners looked at the number of IT related positions at various firms in the area, they reported that IT was a growing area for our region. 

To support the cluster, the City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development has worked to assist our local data centers in their continued growth and to bring new data centers to the City.  The City also worked with OneCommunity, Ideastream and Case Western Reserve University to create the 100 Gig Fiber Network that links Downtown Cleveland, including our various data centers including SecureData 365, and the Global Center for Health Innovation to University Circle, including our robust Healthcare Institutions, (Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals), and goes through our Health Tech Corridor

Through Case Western Reserve University, companies on this first-ever commercial 100 Gig fiber network will be able to access OAR.net, which links through Internet 2 to hundreds of universities and research facilities in Ohio and across the nation.  This has big implications for Big Data and medical IT where large amounts of data can be reviewed in seconds.  100 GIG speed means 300,000 x-rays or 8.5 million medical records could be downloaded in just one minute. 

For these types of businesses, Cleveland is the best location in the nation to locate your business.  With infrastructure, proximity to world class institutions, incentives and workforce, Cleveland’s IT Cluster is well-positioned for growth.