Synergy Broadband acquires A2 data center, adds employees

With its recent purchase of a data center in Ann Arbor, Synergy Broadband continues its backyard expansion.

The 12-year-old firm bought the data center in the Waterworks Building on State Street from an un-named company. The facility features state-of-the-art technology, including high-capacity cooling systems and diesel generators, around-the-clock security, redundant Cisco-powered networks, and multiple-carrier fail-over Internet connectivity.

"It was a very good fit for us," says K. Jenean Kaiser, vice president of operations for Synergy Broadband. "We have the infrastructure and staff to manage it. It's a very good complement."

The data center will increase the Internet company's bandwidth. Its fiber reach now stands at more than 1,000 megabytes of capacity for data services in the local area. Synergy Broadband has been growing its staff recently to help meet this demand, adding three jobs over the last year to build a staff of 10 employees and a few independent contractors. It has one job opening now and plans another two or three in 2011.

Source: K. Jenean Kaiser, vice president of operations for Synergy Broadband
Writer: Jon Zemke

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