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Ascent Plans to Build Data Center in St. Louis Tech Corridor

June 30, 2014

Ascent reported plans to build its latest data center facility in St. Louis County.

According to a company release, the multi-tenant space, featuring Ascent's Dynamic Data Center Suite model, will be designed to provide a data center infrastructure for St. Louis-based enterprises and the biotechnology, life sciences and start-up sectors.

Ascent reported that the St. Louis data center, called STL1, will be developed on a greenfield site situated in close proximity to a host of medical and medical research facilities, academic research institutions and businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Covering over 15 acres and featuring 10 plus MVA of power, the data center will have the capacity to accommodate tenants with a range of design architectures and computing requirements.

"As a St. Louis-based company, we are excited to play an integral role in the city's continued advancement as a center for job growth and innovation. Our offices are here, our roots are here, and our plans to develop a data center here are finally coming to fruition," said Phil Horstmann, CEO of Ascent. "Finding a site at the epicenter of numerous and diverse fiber providers, redundant power and near the sprawling tech corridor, makes this development a prime location for businesses. Our new facility will stand at the nexus of a growing hub for innovation, providing this area with comprehensive data center solutions ideal for the increasing number of companies operating in and around the St. Louis area."

"Ascent's development is an important and substantial capital investment to an area undergoing significant revitalization by many key business players in St. Louis. Due to its proximity to various innovative enterprises and startups, this development further substantiates St. Louis as a hotbed for technological advancements," said Doug Rasmussen, Senior Vice President of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. "The development will not only be a boon for job growth in sectors like construction and the skilled trades but will also provide the kind of high tech jobs necessary for longevity and continued growth in today's economy."

Ascent is a provider of solutions for the development, design, engineering, construction and operation of data centers.

More information:

www.ascent-corp.com

http://www.ascent-corp.com/News/Default.aspx

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