Comarch Plans Mesa, Arizona, North American Data Center
The company currently provides data center services for clients from North and South America in rented spaces in Chicago and Columbus, as well as in Montreal and Toronto. When the US facility is launched, all of these servers will be moved to Mesa. Comarch expects to begin construction in June of 2021 and start operations in mid-2022.
The data center in Mesa will be used to host infrastructure and applications, support and maintenance, IT project delivery, business development, consulting services, and for the delivery of mission-critical IT systems.
"We chose Mesa due to it progressing as an up-and-coming technology region, reasonable energy prices, existing infrastructure, lack of natural disasters, and business-friendly opt-in processes which reduced timelines for go-live," said Louis Rossi, Comarch's director of business development for North America. "The Mesa Office of Economic Development team was also a positive factor as they created a support system to make it easier to navigate an otherwise complicated endeavor for an international company."
According to company officials, as its first building in the US the Mesa data center will act as Comarch's flagship building. Comarch has been operating on the American market since the 1990s when the company opened its branch in Washington. The company currently has offices in New York and Rosemont.
"Mr. Rossi hit the nail on the head as to why technology-oriented companies are choosing Mesa as their new home," District 6 Councilmember Kevin Thompson stated. "The staff in Mesa has done a great job in attracting and marketing our community, and it is not only a win for our citizens but for our neighboring communities and the region."
The Mesa data center will also serve South American customers. Many companies already store data in server rooms that Comarch leases in the USA and Canada. Hosting services are used by: Despegar, a leading online travel company in Latin America, and YPF, a global energy company.
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