Data Holdings: Rethinking Data Centers in the Age of Data

Stacy England, Vice President-Operations
Organizations are rethinking data management to keep pace with the ever-changing needs of the business world. Data centers have evolved from being a remote, secure facility with space, power, and network to being a collaborative extension of a customer’s business. Heavy dependence on the way organizations store, maintain, and access their information, and applications, puts businesses in a tight spot to determine the best infrastructure option—should they move applications to the cloud, or retain the core applications within a colocation facility, or pursue a hybrid model? The obvious need is for a perfect data center partner that allows a business to operate more efficiently and reduce costs while increasing resilience and agility. Data Holdings meets these needs with its $33 million data center facility, designed to provide tenants a cost-effective, flexible, secure, and highly reliable IT facility for primary data center and secondary disaster recovery data center needs.

Data Holdings’ VP of Operations, Stacy England explains: “All the magic occurs within the cabinets, which allow our clients to focus on their core business and relieve themselves of mechanical, electrical and HVAC headaches.” Located in Milwaukee in aseismic zero zone upper-Midwest, Data Holdings custom-designs co-location, private cloud, and application hosting solutions in a purpose-built facility that meets or exceeds standards for most industries. It offers an adaptable LEED Gold designed 50,000 square foot environment and guarantees 100 percent facility uptime by virtue of its Tier IV power and electrical distribution. In addition, “Data Holdings stands as the only purpose-built data center in any Native American Sovereign Nation, and is served by a robust collection of national and regional fiber carriers,” adds England.

Data Holdings’ team possesses unique Fortune 500 business application experience to objectively assess client requirements. They help plan logical migrations of applications to a hybrid mix of colocation services, and a public/private cloud strategy, while employing aggressive pricing enabled by a low cost of power.

All the magic occurs within the cabinets, which allow our clients to focus on their core business and relieve themselves of mechanical, electrical and HVAC headaches

They also offer creative custom measures such as flexible real-time disaster recovery options. Their Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offers offsite backup and recovery with data replication and high-availability solutions, to seamlessly restore clients’ data without impacting the business. Data Holdings maintains the highest level of audited regulatory compliance (HIPAA, PCI, SSAE 16 SOC 2Type II), which allows clients in the healthcare, manufacturing, finance, and insurance industries to design innovative solutions for storing their mission-critical data.

The experience and adaptability of the Data Holdings team allows for creativity and nimbleness in a business not renowned for those qualities. England recalls the time a local enterprise struggled with consistent power failure issues. Power failures resulted in a direct loss for the business, so the team moved the client’s data and servers into their data center and got their services back online within 24 hours. What started out as a disastrous problem for the customer ended as a memorable success and the Data Holdings team enjoys a great relationship with a happy client who gets to sleep soundly at night!

Scripting similar success stories and supporting nearly 150 businesses out of their Wisconsin facility, Data Holdings collaborates with most of the large cloud players in the market along with OEMs for hardware and software acquisition. The company expects a 60 percent growth trajectory and plans to double its footprint over the next five years.

Data Holdings

Milwaukee, WI

Stacy England, Vice President-Operations

With a Tier III+ infrastructure and a national footprint, Data Holdings offers a full suite of data center and colocation services to organizations

Data Holdings