Scott K. Brown, a Hanover County entrepreneur, recently completed construction of a state-of-the-art 6,000 square-foot building to house Pixel Factory Data Center Inc.
According to a statement from county officials, the new data center is located near the Hanover Industrial Air Park and will have a combined investment of over several million dollars for both the building and equipment. Pixel Factory Data Center currently has one bay of server rack space in operation with another three bays available for expansion. Current clients range from local large employers to national brands and regional IT companies based in the Richmond area.
Pixel Factory Data Center is designed to cater to small and mid-sized businesses throughout the Richmond region and Virginia.
“Our data center is not going to compete against the big facilities,” Brown said. “We are going to fill a need for a market that large players don’t cater to. We’re a small local data center with personal service on site.”
Pixel Factory Data Center strategically chose its location near the Hanover Industrial Air Park because of the vast network of fiber providers and bandwidth availability. Pixel Factor Data Center is fed by four diverse fiber optic connections to several national carriers. The location also provides easy access from I-95 and I-295 for quick and convenient accessibility for customers.
Eight-inch concrete, steel-reinforced walls protect the data center assets inside from the most severe elements outside during inclement weather. Access and security to the building is controlled by an electronic access control system and monitored with a state of the art camera system. In addition, the building’s clean power is provided by N +1 Liebert UPS and cooling systems with backup power generation on-site to run 72-hours without refueling.
“Scott is a great example of the IT and entrepreneurial talent that’s located here in Hanover County,” said Cecil R. “Rhu” Harris, Hanover county administrator. “We’re proud of his success and the launching of Pixel Factory Data Center in Hanover County.”
Pixel Factory Data Center is hosting an open house May 1 for existing clients. The data center’s landing page will have more information on the event and services provided in the near future.