Immedion, a Greenville-based technology company that provides data base services and “cloud” computing, will locate its fifth data center in Rock Hill.
The center will move into existing Comporium space at TechPark. The site will have redundant services to provide uninterrupted power and will use Comporium’s high-speed gigabyte Internet service.
Comporium is an investor in Immedion. The two companies will initially share personnel at the new data center, said Frank Mobley, chief executive officer for Immedion.
Mobley did not release specific employment numbers for the new center, but said the company currently employs 53 people at its four data centers in Greenville, Columbia, Charleston and Asheville, N.C.
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Investment numbers were not released. Mobley said the investment would include utility upgrades at TechPark. Comporium expects to bring its gigabyte service to the business park near the intersection of U.S. 21 bypass (Anderson Road) and Dave Lyle Boulevard in about a month.
Mobley said his clients for his data centers typically are within a 40-mile to 50-mile radius. The company serves the health care, manufacturing, logistics and service industries.
Matt Dosch, executive vice president of customer operations and external affairs for Comporium, said the company’s fiber-optics network and gigabit connection will “ensure that businesses’ data, the ‘lifeblood’ of their existence, is transmitted quickly, reliably and securely.”
The data center will allow Immedion to expand its services to the Charlotte market. The company currently serves some York County clients, including Williams & Fudge, a collection business specializing in college loans.
“Immedion’s professional data management services and staff, along with Comporium’s fiber link have provided peace of mind,” said David Williams, executive vice president for Williams & Fudge.
Dosch said Comporium will assist in the marketing of Immedion’s services.
Comporium and Immedion have been considering expanding to the Charlotte-York County market for some time, Dosch said.
“The timing is being done in support of the Knowledge Park vision,” Dosch said.
Knowledge Park is the city’s two-pronged economic development strategy for bringing more technology jobs to Rock Hill and the redevelopment of the former Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. site.