The Digital Crossroad high-tech data center in Hammond has landed a major client.
The site, which became operational in December, in a statement said it landed a “publicly traded firm with a global presence,” but did not disclose the name. Representatives for the data center described the client as “a top-10 content delivery network,” which soon will begin serving customers globally.
“We're thrilled to welcome this premier CDN to Digital Crossroad and Northwest Indiana,” said Thomas Dakich, managing member with Digital Crossroad. “We have the people, technology, and strong public-private relationships to support their growth and success.”
John Greenwood, chief strategy officer at Digital Crossroad, said securing the client was a great win.
“Having a marquee edge computing firm place their trust and mission-critical IT infrastructure in our data center validates the hard work our team put in to making this site the go-to data center destination in the Chicagoland market,” he said.
The Hammond data center is a 105,000 square foot, 20-Megawatt facility located on the former State Line Generating Plant.
The facility caters to the evolving digital-age, specifically how businesses and people store and stream their cloud-based needs. It also will help address growing demand for improved infrastructure for tech-savvy people who are increasing use of smartphones, tablets, and laptops on faster wireless networks.