New data center reflects shift by companies from a capital model to operational model to manage, secure, retain and store business critical information
Dobson Technologies Anchors New Center
OKLAHOMA CITY -- MIDCON Recovery Solution has started construction on a new 60,000 square feet secure data center facility in the expanding Quail Springs Business Park in northwest Oklahoma City, the company announced today. The new center will be the third data center owned and operated by MIDCON in Oklahoma. The company operates data centers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
When completed later this year, the new MIDCON data center will also include a self-contained office and business continuity section for companies requiring a single site, full-service disaster recovery solution.
“We have seen a lot of growth in our hosting, monitoring, managing and securing of data for every type and size of businesses the past three years, “ said Kurt Kraft, President of MIDCON Recovery Solutions. “In recent years, companies have made minimizing business disruptions from natural disasters a top business priority. There is a greater understanding of the importance of having a business continuity plan in place, ready to execute on a moment’s notice. For many, it has become a central part of their risk management plan.”
Kraft continued, “Every successful business continuity plan includes having a secure secondary location where employees can work when natural disasters rendered their primary offices unusable. As more and more companies deal with sensitive data to run their businesses, we are seeing a steady increase in demand for end-to-end business recovery solutions and services.”
The new Data Center will meet Tier IV standards required to survive the extreme weather conditions in Oklahoma. The reinforced structure is designed to withstand EF5 tornado and a significant seismic event.
“Many of our client companies operate 24/7/365 and expect 100 percent uptime and their equipment to survive any conceivable disaster. As an Oklahoma company entrusted to manage, secure and store data for a number of companies, our centers address the concerns of Oklahoma companies,” said Kraft.
In announcing the start of construction of the new northwest Oklahoma City Data Center, Allen reported Oklahoma City-based Dobson Technologies has signed an agreement to anchor the new operations.
“Dobson Technologies is not only a leader in information and communication technology solutions in Oklahoma, but it also recognized as a pioneer in the telecommunications industry in our country,” Allen said. “Since the new center will feature Dobson Technologies advanced fiber optic connectivity, companies located in the center will have additional telecommunications access to OneNet, a leading internet service provider operated by the State of Oklahoma. Dobson brings a lot to the table, and we are pleased to have them as a major tenant.”
“After evaluating several options to accommodate the growth of our company, it became clear contracting with a company specializing in the operation of data centers was the best business decision for us. Since MIDCON is an Oklahoma company who knew our requirements and has a solid track record, we decided it was better for our business to use the capital we would have ordinarily tied up building our own center to build new fiber optic infrastructure to help businesses and communities with digital connectivity, which is actually the core of our business. From our point of view, this is a win-win for both companies,” said Everett Dobson, CEO Dobson Technologies.
MIDCON acquired the property from Moriah Real Estate Company (MREC), a diversified commercial real estate and development company with offices in Oklahoma City. MREC retained an interest in the construction and development of the new date center, announced Randy Allen, MIDCON’s president and CEO.
“We are pleased to be involved with MIDCON on this project,” said Al Branch, President of MREC. “The need for data centers will continue to grow as businesses accelerate their use of the internet.”
MIDCON Inc. is a closely-held, private Oklahoma data management and storage corporation with deep expertise to help companies with business continuity and recovery solutions. The company operates four complementary divisions: MIDCON Recovery Solutions, LLC.; MIDCON Data Services, LLC.; MIDCON Seismic Data Brokerage; and MIDCON Property Management, LLC. The company’s extensive commercial real estate holdings include the design, development and construction of three secured date centers. we are transforming the data management business with a spectrum of affordable, reliable, accessible, secure and sustainable services and solutions.
About Dobson Technologies
For almost 80 years, Dobson Technologies has been the leader in providing information and communications services to Oklahomans. Beginning in 1936 with Dobson Telephone, we have
continually reinvented our products and services to remain on the forefront of advanced information and communications technology. Today, we offer statewide information technology solutions, telecommunications services and fiber optic solutions to Oklahoma communities.
Moriah Real Estate Company, "MREC" provides a platform for its investors to leverage the experience and success of the principals as private equity investors and managers in commercial real estate. Together the principals have over eighty years of combined experience in owning and managing a real estate investment portfolio that includes office, industrial, multifamily, hotel, retail and ground-up development in Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Louisiana, Florida and Arkansas.