MILWAUKEE, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data Holdings data center in Milwaukee, a diversified investment of the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation, announced today its intent to expand into advanced analytics and the growing applications involving big data.
As part of its announcement, Data Holdings has partnered with the Milwaukee Institute, Wisconsin's largest publicly available high performance computing resource that offers advanced analytics, modeling, simulation and visualization services to Wisconsin corporations, research organizations, and universities. The agreement between Data Holdings and the Milwaukee Institute provides Wisconsin-based entities with a secure and 100% reliable physical infrastructure platform they can utilize for access to leading edge technology, expertise, and best practices.
Applications for advanced analytics have become essential to organizations in many industries, many of which are prevalent in Wisconsin. Such organizations might use results of big data analytics for genome and clinical research in healthcare, analysis of customer purchasing habits in retail, recognition of new efficiencies in manufacturing, and understanding customer behavior in the insurance industry.
Data Holdings and Milwaukee Institute see value in provisioning such an outlet to address demand for such capabilities. As Jay Bayne, Executive Director at the Milwaukee institute explained: "The combination of two Wisconsin-based organizations offering big data storage and analytics services is very powerful. Together we can provide customers with a first-class computational environment without them having to incur additional capital investments in their data center and compute resources."
According to Ian Favill, VP of Business Development at Data Holdings, "In building a world-class data center infrastructure, the Potawatomi has provided an unparalleled resource to Wisconsin businesses. The data center, in combination with the compute expertise of the Milwaukee Institute, provides organizations with the ideal platform to develop groundbreaking analytics tools they can use to advance their business. Additionally, the State benefits through the highly skilled, sustainable jobs the facility creates."
New advanced analytics service offerings are being evaluated and designed by the various end-user organizations. Announcements regarding specific advances and service developments will be made as they become available in the future.
About Data Holdings, LLC:
Commissioned in 2013, Data Holdings is owned by the Potawatomi Business Development Corporation, the diversified business investment arm of the Forest County Potawatomi. LEED Gold certified, Data Holdings represents the Potawatomi's philosophy of sustainable investment in Wisconsin.
Located on the west side of Milwaukee, Data Holdings is a Tier III Enhanced, carrier neutral data center that brings an unprecedented level of technology, security, reliability and affordability to Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Designed and built for redundancy in every system, the facility is utilized by organizations for colocation of technology infrastructure and by managed information technology service providers. For more information, visit www.dataholdings.com or Email.
About Milwaukee Institute
Founded in 2007, the Milwaukee Institute is a non-profit computational research center dedicated to promoting and providing a regional technical computing cyber-infrastructure that encourages and enables innovation within and among academic and commercial organizations. Members of the Institute have access to modeling, simulation and visualization tools for development of new products and services, for exploration and discovery using computational science, and in analyzing very large datasets.
The Institute runs Wisconsin's largest publically available high performance computing cluster and encourages cooperation between organizations and across multiple disciplines that seek solutions to "grand challenge" problems in such diverse fields as health care, energy production and distribution, advanced manufacturing, financial services, economics and natural resource management. For more information, visit www.mkei.org or contact Email.
VP, Business Development
3135 W. Highland Blvd.,
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Gregory A. Gapinski
Director, Business Development
411 E. Wisconsin Avenue,
Milwaukee, WI 53202
SOURCE Data Holdings, LLC