WINSTON-SALEM – DataChambers, a North Carolina-based technology firm, announced Wednesday that it is responding to a growing demand for outsourced information technology services by expanding the infrastructure that supports the company’s Winston-Salem data center.

During the first half of 2008 alone, DataChambers has signed 22 contracts for outsourced information technology services with companies across a broad range of industry sectors.

Located 18 feet underground in a blast-resistant building, the company’s current data center houses dozens of systems for clients throughout the country. The expansion will increase the available floor space by 25 percent, while upgrading the redundant power, air conditioning, fire suppression and security systems protecting the facility. The cost of the project is expected to exceed $600,000.

“We’ve found that companies are looking for service providers who can act as an extension of their own information technology team and help them get more out of their limited budget dollars,” said Nicholas Kottyan, CEO of DataChambers. “Our clients get a level of support that would be virtually impossible for them to replicate on their own, while freeing them to concentrate on the things they do best.”
Work on the project is already underway and is expected to be completed within the next 60 days.

This is the second major expansion for DataChambers this year. In March, the company opened an 85,000-square-foot facility at Ridge Creek Business Park in Charlotte.