Area Development
A technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services, mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc., a Japan-based Ricoh company, signed a long term lease agreement for the construction of a new data center and office space in Commack, New York.

Mona Abutaleb, President/CEO, mindSHIFT said: "Since mindSHIFT became part of the Ricoh family, we've been working diligently to deliver enhanced products and services to our growing customer base. Today's expansion announcement is a wonderful testament to that effort – providing access to a world class and technologically superior data center to support our customers' complex IT and cloud demands."

The new facility, located in Commack, is projected to have 20,000 feet of raised floor and additional office space. The 24/7/365 Network Operations Center will offer advanced technologies in monitoring, reporting, and network intrusion detection The project will undertake a two-phase construction approach. When fully built out, the new center will feature; 6 megawatts of electrical capacity, 2N Uninterrupted Power Systems, advanced cooling technologies, N+1 emergency generator support, 20,000g fuel tank for emergency support, connectivity with multiple fiber providers, with multiple points of entry and advanced fire suppression clean agent systems, with N+1 redundant support.

Robert Lamendola, General Manager, mindSHIFT said: "Customers today are requiring their cloud partners to be flexible, provide the very latest in technology offerings, and quickly scale as their businesses grow. We hear that message loud and clear and understand not only the needs of our customers but their challenges as well. This is why mindSHIFT and Ricoh are making a significant investment in this facility as it ultimately is an investment to support our customer's growth and future success."