US Data center provider Expedient, has announced the opening of its new data center in the City of Franklin, Wisconsin, precisely located in Milwaukee County.

With the intention of meeting its customer demands for cloud-based, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings in the central United States, the new data center delivers a critical power capacity of 1.2MW through the 8,500 square foot facility that can house more than 8,000 physical servers.

“We’re here to help organizations of all sizes make the transition into the cloud. This isn’t a rip-and-replace or a one size fits all approach,” said Bryan Smith, Senior VP & Chief Strategy Officer at Expedient.

“We see an evolution and journey taking place whereby our clients are improving overall enterprise efficiencies by being able to pick and choose optimal solutions around infrastructure, data management, automation, security and networking. This new cloud data center helps augment and solidify the company’s Cloud Different approach, launched in April of this year, while giving us a bigger footprint in the central US to better service customers.”

The newly opened facility is Expedient’s 12th data center location in the US which is designed to align with the criteria of a Tier 3 data center as defined by the Uptime Institute’s Data Center Classification System.

Additionally, the company announced that it plans to hire a dozen employees in the coming months to help support the new data center location.

“Expedient’s decision to invest in a Milwaukee area data center shows the importance of midwestern cities to the growing tech industry. A combination of high caliber talent, stable geography, and growing investment in tech by traditional industries make the Milwaukee region an ideal location to service midwestern clients,” said Kathy Henrich, CEO, MKE Tech Hub Coalition.

This is the first facility the company is opening since it was acquired in 2019 by AMP Capital from its former parent company Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC.