H5 Data Centers Announces the Opening of a Cleveland STEM Innovation Center

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Cleveland OH - September 24, 2021

H5 Data Centers, a national colocation and wholesale data center provider, announces the opening of a third STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Coalition) Innovation Center at its Cleveland data center campus. Located at 1625 Rockwell Ave. Downtown Cleveland, H5 is opening this STEM Innovation Center in conjunction with the Everstream Solutions, Cleveland Metro Parks, and Arista Networks. The Innovation Center will offer students a classroom setting inside an operational data center, providing students focused on Science and Technology a hands-on experience.

"Just as it is important for commercial companies to assist in producing our leaders for tomorrow, it is equally vital to promote the development of tomorrow's engineers and technologists. H5 Data Centers is proud to provide an opportunity to help grow and nurture ambitious students and provide them real-world experience," said Josh Simms, CEO of H5 Data Centers.

"New York is one of the world’s largest communications hubs," said Josh Simms, founder and CEO of H5 Data Centers. "H5 Data Centers will work with its customers to build upon the existing interconnection ecosystem at 325 Hudson, which consists of over 40 unique networks. We welcome the opportunity to serve a combination of international communications carriers, Internet exchanges and rapidly-growing segments such as content distribution networks and cloud services providers."

Cleveland Data Center Highlights:
  • 351,000 square-foot data center
  • Tier III data center design
  • 100% sales tax abatement
  • Annual SOC 2 Type II audits and ISO 27001 certification

“Exposing students early on to a variety of careers in STEM fields helps not only those tech driven learners but the industry overall,” said Anthony Joy, CIO of Cleveland Metro Parks. “Students’ exposure to business-led learning experience, sets students up for future success and helps the community in which we all serve.”

This unique, non-profit program launched on September 23, 2021. H5 Data Centers’ and it’s partners continue to take ground-breaking steps in enhancing career development of the next generation of technology leaders across the nation. Beginning in 2021 – 2022 school year, H5 will host Ohio STEM students on a monthly basis.

About H5 Data Centers
H5 Data Centers is one of the leading data center operators in the United States with over 3 million square feet of data center space under management. The company designs and engineers flexible and scalable data center solutions to address the core infrastructure and edge requirements of its customers. H5 Data Centers operates 22 data centers in 20 markets. For more information, visit www.h5datacenters.com.

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