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Tech company to build data center in Aurora

Updated: February 27, 2014 6:37AM

BYTEGRID Holdings LLC, a national technology company, has announced that it will open its newest multi-tenant data center in Aurora.

The company said the center is designed to serve the growing high-tech market in the Chicago area.

BYTEGRID has acquired the 70,000-square-foot facility at 5.25 acres of land on the far East Side of Aurora from Continental Casualty Company, an affiliate of CNA Financial Corporation.

CNA built the facility in Aurora in 2007 with the goal of serving a wider market. CNA will continue to occupy approximately 30 percent of the facility.

“The Aurora facility is world-class and well suited for large organizations with the demanding requirements for security and reliability,” said BYTEGRID CEO Kenneth Parent. “We are committed to the market and will continue to evaluate additional expansion opportunities here.”

BYTEGRID will immediately convert the facility into a multi-tenant data center and begin leasing to an already growing list of prospective tenants. New tenants will have access to the facility’s six megawatts of power capacity and 34,000 square feet of raised floor.

“The addition of BYTEGRID to the landscape of Aurora is very exciting and very timely. We have already built a redundant 60-plus-mile fiber optic ring and are providing valuable services to the community through OnLight Aurora,” said Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner. “BYTEGRID’s selection of Aurora affirms that we are on the cutting edge of technology and business.”

With this acquisition, BYTEGRID operates data centers in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ga., Cleveland, Ohio and now Aurora.

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