Comarch, a global software house headquartered in Poland, has announced plans to build its $22 million, 32,000-square-foot, North American Data Center in Mesa.
The company currently houses its data center services for its North American and South American clients in temporary offices in Chicago and Columbus, Ohio, in the U.S., and Montreal and Toronto in Canada. All of these servers will be moved to the Mesa facility when it opens.
Once completed, this Mesa center alone will support all data services for the Americas. Comarch has been operating in the U.S. since the 1990s when the company opened a branch in Washington. Still, as the company’s first official building in the U.S., the Mesa data center will be considered Comarch’s flagship building.
Comarch builds software that provides IT solutions for making business processes more efficient. The new Mesa data center will be used for a number of purposes, including hosting infrastructure and applications, providing support and maintenance, consulting, and delivering IT projects and mission-critical IT systems.
Company officials are excited about all the benefits of building in Mesa, the country’s 35th largest city.
“We chose Mesa due to it progressing as an up-and-coming technology region, reasonable energy prices, existing infrastructure, lack of natural disasters, and business-friendly opt-in processes which reduced timelines for go-live,” said Louis Rossi, Comarch’s director of business development for North America.
Rossi also credited the Mesa Office of Economic Development as another big reason the company chose the city. He praised the team for providing strong support throughout the process, which could easily have been complicated and messy.
Construction for the Mesa data center is expected to begin this month and start operations by mid-2022.