Melbourne, Florida/ 17 October 2018 – SD Data Center, a division of Satcom Direct, has broken ground on phase two of the data center expansion plans. The Bravo phase will double the existing Alpha phase’s 5,000 square feet at the Melbourne, Florida headquarters. On completion, at the end of January this year, the Bravo project will add capacity for a further 120+ server cabinets providing secure data storage for aviation and private industry clients of all sizes.
As with the Alpha construction, which saw the first and only data center purpose built for the international business aviation community, the Bravo phase will match the category five hurricane proof construction and adhere to the same high compliance standards already in place. The $3 million investment is being made in response to the sector’s growing recognition of the need to mitigate the risk of cyber-attack during flight as well supporting the growing needs of private industry.
SD currently has over four hundred customers subscribing to its cyber security services which deliver tailored solutions built upon years of experience working with very demanding customers, including those representing the military and government sectors. The data center enables the creation of private networks for clients when connected to SD hardware, software and satellite connectivity. Phase three, Charlie, which is currently in the planning stage, will support further customized solutions for our clients.
“Maintaining up-time in the event of a natural disaster or mitigating the growing risk of cyber-attacks is critical to every business. This data center expansion increases our capacity to support more aviation and private industry customers. SD’s business aviation services are state-of-the-art, robust, reliable and securely connected. What that means to our private industry data center clients is that we can use best of breed technologies, processes as well as leveraging scale to deliver solutions like colocation, cyber security, data recovery and business continuity at not only a very high level but at a good value. The days of our local and regional businesses needing to house a server in a closet or converted office are over. We have the space to host business servers at the data center within a secure, purpose-built facility that is compliant, temperature regulated and connected. This is a great opportunity we are excited to promote to the area,” says Frank Huston, President SD Data Center, about the expansion.
About SD Data Center: SD Data Center serves customers across a variety of industries including healthcare, education, financial, military, government, aviation, and IT. From connectivity to hardware, to network engineering and design – including business continuity – our customer focused approach makes us the premier solution provider in Brevard County, Central Florida and beyond.
SD Data Center differentiates from the mass cloud providers and other data centers with its customization and consulting support for technical design and implementation. All solutions are custom-engineered, in order to exploit evolving technology and to harness evolving best-practices.
SD Data Center is built on innovation. This innovation is created by our team of talented professionals, empowering them to be “intrapreneurs,” fostering a collaborative environment, and leveraging internal and external resources, which fuels this innovation. For more information regard SD Data Center, e-mail [email protected], or call 1.321.610.5900.
About Satcom Direct: Satcom Direct (SD) and its companies provide global connectivity solutions for business and general aviation, military, government, and head of state aircraft. The company also provides land mobile services to areas with connectivity limitations. Since 1997, SD has worked to advance the technology of global connectivity, being first to market with new capabilities in communications technology. SD’s industry leading hardware solutions, like the SDR, are complemented by their divisional capabilities including SD Avionics cabin and flight deck systems and SD software solutions. A premier Inmarsat distribution partner (including Jet ConneX), Iridium service partner, and ViaSat Ku preferred reseller, SD is also the exclusive service provider for SmartSky Networks.
SD World Headquarters and primary operations centre is located in Melbourne, Florida, with additional office locations in the United States, Canada, UK, UAE, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia, Russia, Brazil, and South Africa. For more information regarding SD, visit www.satcomdirect.com, e-mail [email protected], or call U.S. +1.321.777.3000 or UK +44.1252.554.460.