Enseva – Hiawatha Ribbon Cutting

By Chris SeveyPress Release


Enseva, a next generation data colocation firm, and Iowa Health System, the nation’s 15th largest nonprofit health system, will host a public ribbon cutting and facility tours for a new data center in Hiawatha, IA on Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. Limited public tours of the facility will be available for groups of no larger than four people to schedule in advance on the 20th and 21st, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

The multi-tenant data center facility houses a portion of Iowa Health System’s data and also has the capability, security and infrastructural support to house data for additional corporations that seek off site secure storage for integral data systems.

The 17,000 square foot Enseva Data Center is a collaborative project with Enseva, Iowa Health System, Professional Office Services, the City of Hiawatha, Alliant Energy and Priority One with financing provided by GNB Bank. The new facility has the capacity to build three more modules at 12,000 square feet each.

“The ribbon cutting signifies great partnerships and growth of a new business,” said Doug Sevey, president and CEO of Enseva. “The future in technology services is bright, and it is an exciting time for Enseva.”

Major national health care providers like Iowa Health System, the first tenant in the facility and the impetus behind the project rely entirely on having access to huge volumes of reliable data in order to care for their patient populations.

“Iowa Health System is transforming the way we use every resource possible to improve the health of our patients and the community. Prevention, wellness and recovery are maximized when we have accurate, reliable data available to us,” said Kevin Vermeer, Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer/CSO for Iowa Health System. “We surround the patients with the best care: that means best doctors, best nurses, best services, and best data. This facility is critical to our ability to accomplish that.”

The center uses unique electrical and cooling technologies that provide high-efficiency operations and an innovative extra defense against threats such as overheating or power surges. For a number of reasons, the demand for data center construction is growing quickly.

“As our society moves from an industrial to an information age, making sure data is safe and available is one of the most important elements of doing business,” said Chris Sevey, Chief Information Officer with Enseva. “This new facility is a biometrically secured, high density, high efficiency facility that can provide 100% service availability for clients. All of these aspects are important to companies who rely on mission critical data for their operations.”

Enseva partnered with the City of Hiawatha on incentives to locate the data center in the Corridor metro area and to facilitate the requirements needed to build a facility of this magnitude and service. The company also worked with Alliant Energy to identify and provide the electric infrastructure to enhance electric reliability to the operational center.

If you are interested in taking a guided tour of the new, next generation datacenter facility, please email tours@enseva.com or call (888) 851-6281 x706.