PLEASANT PRAIRIE — A Kenosha information technology firm is planning to expand its data operations to the Prairie Highlands Corporate Park.
IT solutions provider OFFSITE is planning a new 250,000-square-foot hyperscale data center campus on a 12-acre parcel west of Haribo and Advocate Aurora Medical Center.
Prairie Highlands Corporate Park is being developed along I-94 north of Highway 165.
OFFSITE’s current location is at 3618 Eighth Ave. The announcement was made last week by Steve Borucki, company president and CEO.
According to village documents, the company has an agreement to purchase the property for $2.2 million contingent on a proposed We Energies substation on the east side of Interstate 94 being built to supply power and improvements the village continues to make within the corporate park.
The agreement was approved by the board earlier this month. Site and operation plans have yet to be submitted; however, the agreement includes a “due diligence” period through November.
“This expansion speaks to the rapid growth of OFFSITE as well as the region. Southeast Wisconsin is the place to be right now, and this project is designed to capture and capitalize on that growth,” Borucki said.
OFFSITE is a full-service IT solutions provider offering specialized platforms for high-performance cloud, backup and replication, disaster recovery, workplace recovery and high-density co-location.
The proposed center would allow the company to offer wholesale and hyperscale data center services to large enterprise clients.
The company’s suite of services includes high-density co-location, high-performance cloud, cloud migration, disaster recovery, network engineering, backup and replication platforms and business continuity/disaster recovery assessments.
According to company officials, OFFSITE’s data center designs are unique from other providers, because they focus not just on machines, but the people who work with them.
“We believe that designing data centers to accommodate the people who use them is as important as any critical infrastructure system in the data center,” said Borucki.
The new facility will also feature client amenities, conference rooms, IT training facilities, workspace and vendor event space.