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Midco Selects Parallel Technologies to Build Colocation Data Center in Fargo
[August 08, 2017]

Midco Selects Parallel Technologies to Build Colocation Data Center in Fargo

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Parallel Technologies, an industry-leading reliable data center and intelligent building solutions company, was selected by Internet, networking, cable TV, phone, data center and managed services, home automation and advertising services provider Midco to design/build its new state-of-the-art data center in Fargo, North Dakota. Construction on the 16,000-square-foot dual-path, concurrently maintainable facility will begin in August and is slated to be operational in early 2018.

Built with future expansion in mind, the $12 million data center will host, store and monitor data services for regional and local business customers. The facility will have immediate capacity for 250 cabinets with another 28,000 square foot available for expansion.

"With Data Centers in such high demand in the Dakotas, the future-looking design of the new data center demonstrates Midco's commitment to advanced technology and its customers," said Tim Kittila, director Data Center Strategy, Parallel Technologies. "This colocation data center facility will meet the needs of the most sophisticated cloud providers and enterprises and provide the region with capacity to grow and expand economically."

Designed and constructed to deliver the exacting reliability requirements for Midco's Data Center customers, the facility is also being built to withstand the weather of the Northern Plains. Additionally, the facility is being built in close proximit to sub-station and power infrastructure and has capacity to provide at least 24 hours of power if there is a catastrophic power outage in the region.

"The standards we are building this data center to is a testament to our commitment to our customers to provide the highest level of IT performance and reliability," said Scott Smidt, Vice President of Business Engineering and Operations, Midco. "Through this data center, businesses can have the highest confidence in the protection of their critical data while at the same time interconnecting with local, regional and national providers."

For this project, Parallel Technologies is being tasked with the design and build responsibilities specific to the IT infrastructure and data center requirements. Parallel Technology has also been engaged to provide services in support of upgrade projects at Midco's two other data centers in Sioux Falls, SD, and Yankton, SD.

About Midco

Founded in 1931, Midco is the leading provider of Internet and networking, cable TV, phone, data center and managed services, home automation and advertising services in the Upper Midwest. More than 380,000 residential and business customers count on Midco services in 342 communities in Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Midco will deliver advanced gigabit Internet technology to most customers by the end of 2017. Visit to learn more about Midco and how the company gives back to the communities it serves.

About Parallel Technologies

Founded in 1983, Parallel Technologies has evolved into an industry leader in facilities and IT infrastructure. A single-source provider of complete solutions for reliable data centers and intelligent buildings, Parallel Technologies helps clients define their needs and delivers results through superior engineering and technology. Named to the Star Tribune's list of the "Top Workplaces in Minnesota" in 2016, Parallel Technologies also received recognition from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal as a "Fast 50 Growing Private Companies" in 2007, 2013 and 2015. The privately-held company has 120 employees and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn. with an office in Omaha, Neb.

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