With Data Center Move, K12itc Establishes Chicago Presence

Kansas City’s k12itc is now renting space in the Lakeside Technology Center in Chicago, the world’s largest data center—a move that should help the company better serve its clients.

K12itc, a previous winner of 25 Under 25®, provides IT service and other solutions for school districts.

The data expansion will let k12itc offer more services and work with more schools across the Midwest. The company can now back up data every hour instead of every day for its client schools, as well as protect their technology systems from damage if there is a natural disaster.

“Opening this new data center allows us to provide and expand our optimum online capabilities to school districts across the Midwest,” said Brad Sandt, president and CEO of k12itc.

“We will not only be able to protect their system in case of disaster, but more importantly, we will be able to back up their system in an easy, cost-effective manner that allows school IT staff and teachers to focus on what they do best, educating our students.”

Sandt signed a two-year lease at Lakeside, which will be the company’s third data center location.

The Lakeside facility incorporates four fiber vaults and three electric power feeds, providing more than 100 megawatts of power. The building contains a high-tech cooling system that uses an 8.5-million-gallon tank of refrigerated liquid to keep the computers from overheating.

To learn more, go to k12itc.com.