Information technology company joining N.C. Research Campus
KANNAPOLIS — DataChambers, a company that specializes in information technology services, is joining the North Carolina Research Campus 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,” Nicholas Kottyan, CEO of DataChambers, said in a news release. “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., developer of the Research Campus, finalized an agreement early this month with Winston-Salem-based DataChambers to build a 50,000-square-foot data center near Research Campus Drive on the 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 U.S. Green Building Council for energy efficient operation, the news release said.
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 Research Campus and the region, the news release said.
“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 Clyde Higgs, vice president of business development for the North Carolina Research Campus.
DataChambers is the 18th business or agency to locate at the Research Campus. The others include the David H. Murdock Research Institute along with five corporate, two health care and nine academic organizations. Future additions include a medical plaza that will house Carolinas Healthcare System and open this fall, as well as a new Kannapolis city hall.
Specific plans for the data center’s design and a time frame 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 Research Campus, the news release said.