The data center, which will be located at 4 TEK Park and readyfor occupation at the end of the year, is receiving a $16 millioninvestment, most of which will go towards the purchase ofequipment. Part of the investment consists of a $1.67 million stateeconomic development funding package. DBSi, which will run thecenter, has similar facilities in nearby Bethlehem and ValleyForge.

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"TEK Park has incredible structures and infrastructuresurrounding, which makes it an ideal place for this data center forDBSi," a Wall Street West source tells GlobeSt.com. "It has thistremendous power capability coming into that building. It has a 12megawatt backup generator, which is important."

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Larry Stuardi, CEO of MRA Group, which developed TEK Park,agrees that "what DBSi is doing is taking advantage of about $100million of infrastructure that's already on site, which isdecreasing their cost. When you're talking about building out adata center, usually that would be a 12 to 18 month process. Here,the electric, the cooling, everything is in place, so they can moveforward as quickly as possible."

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TEK Park is a multi-tenant technology campus aimed at disasterrecovery, biopharma and technology firms. Total floorspace is morethan 600,000 sf, according to Stuardi. The future home of DBSi wasbuilt in 2000. The park is ideal for disaster recovery since it islocated far from New York City and has a separate power operator,making it a good spot in case of terror attacks. According toMorgan, these were attributes which attracted DBSi to thelocation.

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"DBSi saw the tremendous potential in the facility, the backupgeneration capability, the location. These made it an ideal spotfor them to go and make further enhancements to the building," saysMorgan.

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