Midco Building Third Data Center

Midco plans to break ground on a Tier III data center in Fargo, ND, in the second quarter of 2017. The 16,000-square-foot facility (expandable ...

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Midco plans to break ground on a Tier III data center in Fargo, ND, in the second quarter of 2017. The 16,000-square-foot facility (expandable to 44,000 square feet) will host, store and monitor data services for regional and local business customers. This is Midco's third data center.

"The Fargo data center brings instant value to our customers by providing a Tier III protected facility that accesses our highly redundant and available 8,600-mile network. This data center allows colocation and interconnects with local, regional and national providers," said Scott Smidt, Midco's VP of Business Engineering and Operations.

The facility will be available for business customers who need a partial rack, single rack or multiple rack rentals. Private, customizable suites or cage space will also be available.

"This data center is unique to the region, providing advanced technology that will leverage our private network and geo-redundant data centers, protecting our customers' critical data," said Smidt. "It's a significant financial and infrastructure investment, but Midco is committed to providing advanced service options, like colocation and cloud services, for local and regional businesses."

The Fargo data center is expected to be operational in 2018. Midco's two other data centers are in Sioux Falls, SD, and Yankton, SD.

Last week, Midco launched its first DOCSIS 3.1-based gigabit Internet service in Fargo.

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