Lenoir data company Dacentec bought by CentriLogic

Jun. 14, 2013 @ 12:40 AM

Data and computer services company CentriLogic announced late Thursday that it has acquired Dacentec Inc., a Lenoir data center operator and hosting services provider.

Dacentec operates a 23,000-square-foot data center in Lenoir and offers a number of data services. CentriLogic will take on Dacentec Inc.’s staff, its existing office space and current customer contracts.

“Dacentec is a leading regional provider of hosting services, has won a number of customer contracts and operates in a data center hub that has been validated by investments from companies like Facebook and Apple,” Robert Offley, CentriLogic’s president and CEO, said in a press release. “This acquisition gives us the immediate ability to offer our hybrid hosting solutions to companies located throughout the southeastern region of the United States, and fulfills the demand from current customers requiring data center space beyond our existing North American facilities in western New York and southern Ontario, Canada.”

Dacentec was founded in 2009 and opened its data center here in July 2010 after renovating the 26,000-square-foot building that was the former Sportswear Express. The company said at the time that it employed six people but expected to expand to 20 within three years and that the center was expected to serve as the company’s United States headquarters for planned data centers across the country. No information was available Thursday night on the company's current level of employment.

The Lenoir data center becomes CentriLogic’s third in the United States and the eighth worldwide. CentriLogic said its acquisition of Dacentec is part of an international expansion program and strengthens its network of interconnected data centers throughout North America, Europe and Asia. In March CentriLogic acquired The Capris Group, which operated a 15,000-square-foot data center in Ontario, Canada.

The press release said North Carolina was attractive to CentriLogic because of the region’s low risk of natural disaster, a skilled high-tech workforce, reliable power grids, and ease of accessibility. The data center has access to abundant power on Duke Energy’s low-cost power grid, and is designed with multiple layers of redundancy.

“We are delighted to become part of CentriLogic and offer our customers a one-stop shop for a multi data center presence and international hosting solutions throughout four countries” says William Groh, VP Operations for Dacentec Inc.