Expanding Services ISG Technology
With the introduction of cloud computing and shared information, businesses find themselves needing increasingly sophisticated data management services. To meet this demand locally, ISG Technology is opening a new 12,000-square-foot facility that will house both a 10,000-square-foot data center and ISG’s local Topeka operations.
Marketing Manager Stephanie McCoil says the data center will offer businesses the option of running their systems in ISG’s cloud and have colocation of production systems for off-site disaster recovery.
“We even offer private suites and cages for companies that require additional security,” McCoil said. “This gives companies an added layer of protection for critical data.”
While cloud computing allows a business to run applications on a virtual server infrastructure, McCoil says, ISG’s focus is to also allow the option of local accessibility to their data.
“Companies have the choice to use their own equipment and house it at our facility, or utilize ISG’s equipment.” McCoil said.
The impetus behind the expansion was to meet industry demands, as statistics show business data doubles every 1.2 years. As the information technology industry shifts toward cloud and data center services, ISG saw an opportunity to meet growing business information needs.
“The space requirement to store data has become expensive and cumbersome for business,” McCoil said. “Off-site data management has become essential for many local businesses. And we deliver a consultative approach to help customers make the right decision.”
ISG’s data services include: data backup services, disaster recovery, colocation, IT management, broadband services and web and email hosting. ISG’s new Data Center in Topeka will be an addition to their existing network of data center facilities. Currently, ISG operates data centers in Kansas City, Wichita and Columbia, Mo.
CEO Ben Foster said the two key factors that came into play when selecting Topeka as the site for the company’s fourth and largest data center were ISG’s relationship with Kansas Fiber Network, a company that ISG's parent company partly owns, and the recent energy exhibited by the Topeka business community.
“The revitalization effort of the downtown area, supported by Topeka businesses, speaks to the foresight of the community and its leaders,” Foster said. “That vision coupled with our ability to affordably connect customers with fiber technology back to any of our four data center locations through our relationship with Kansas Fiber Network helped make Topeka the right location."