Cloud computing and data center services provider, Involta, has just announced the expansion of its colocation data center located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Backed by capital from the Carlyle Group, the expansion project delivers an additional 14,000 square feet of space and 1MW of power capacity to the data center, bringing the facility to span a total of 40,000 square feet and a total capacity of 10MW across Ohio.

“Our Independence data center expansion in Cleveland marks the next phase of Involta’s growth as we increase our footprint to deliver mission-critical infrastructure and services to healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing enterprises – along with the ever-evolving technology sector,” said Jim Buie, President and CEO of Involta.

“Having Nic of the beloved Cavaliers join us to mark this occasion is not only special, but it also illustrates the strong synergies between modern basketball and technology from wearable tech to analytics — all essentially enabled by data centers. We’re looking forward to enabling growth and transformation for our customers in this thriving market and supporting them along their IT transformation journeys.”

To mark the expansion of this Ohio data center, Involta hosted an all-star celebration that was graced by dignitaries including Nic Barlage, CEO of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Rock Entertainment Group and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse; Bruce Lehrman, Founder and Vice Chairman of Involta’s Board of Directors; Ken Kremer, Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Involta; and James (Jim) Buie, Involta’s newly appointed President and CEO.

“It was an honor to be here with Involta as they launched the expansion of their data center in Cleveland,” said Nic Barlage, CEO of Cleveland Cavaliers, Rock Entertainment Group and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

“Involta has established a great reputation by supporting businesses with technology and promoting philanthropic efforts across the region. We applaud their continued investment into Northeast Ohio and look forward to seeing them grow locally and nationwide.”

Involta is a portfolio company of funds managed by investment firm, Carlyle, following its acquisition early this year.