With the fast paced, ever changing and increased technology of today, do you ever wonder where all of that data and information is stored? You may be surprised to know that much of it lives in our backyard at Scott Data Center. Scott Data Center is one of the largest multi-tenant data center facilities within the Omaha area. Designed to support critical computing applications, the data center boasts a well-rounded list of attributes that makes it ideal for companies looking to locate IT operations and host disaster recovery solutions. When Scott Data Center opened in 2006, it offered client companies 50,000 square feet for multiple uses including secure data storage and private suite primary data center operations. Two years later, an additional 30,000 square feet were added, but demand soon outpaced that supply. This year the center is again growing, adding 4,500 square feet to its co-location space and a 20,000 square-foot building. The added space will take the center to 100,000 square feet — almost the size of two football fields. “With the expansion of the co-location and rollout of our Internet and managed services we are demonstrating our continued commitment to enhancing the facility offering,” says executive director Ken Moreano. It is home to industry, government and academic organizations, including small and medium-sized organizations that cannot afford their own, individual data centers. So the next time you update a database or save a document — just think — that data could be saved right down the street from you at the Scott Data Center. For more information visit scottdatacenter.com. Uptime Institute to certify Scott Data Center Always staying one step ahead to provide the best possible service to its customers, Scott Data Center will become the first in Nebraska to be certified by the Uptime Institute. The Uptime Institute of Santa Fe, N.M., assesses data center reliability through a tiered ranking system. Scott Data Center is undergoing Uptime’s Tier III certification process, which is slated for completion by summer 2011. Uptime Institute vice president Julian Kudritzki says Tier III certification is superior to the “self certifications” performed by some data centers. “In Uptime Institute’s experience, the majority of self-certifications are inaccurate, sometimes off by two Tiers,” says Kudritzki. This certification complements Scott Data Center’s recent expansion, which brought the center to 100,000 square feet. “With the expansion, we feel strongly that our facility design and construction be validated by an industry expert, independent third-party,” says Scott Technology Center executive director Ken Moreano. “The certification is just another step we’re taking to ensure that our site infrastructure can respond to all business requirements our customers are looking for.” For more information about the Scott Data Center and the Uptime Institute, go to scottdatacenter.com or uptimeinstitute.org.