Comarch builds own IT services data centre in US

11 June 2021 | Antony Savvas

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Poland-headquartered software and IT services firm Comarch is to build a 32,000 sq ft data centre in Mesa, Arizona.

Its North American Data Center will be located on three acres at Ellsworth Road and Prairie Avenue. Comarch expects to begin construction this month and start operations in mid-2022.

Investing in its own infrastructure is part of Comarch's ongoing strategy as it plans to expand its business in the American market, where the company has been implementing IT projects since 1999.

Comarch currently provides data centre services for clients from North and South America in rented spaces in Chicago and Columbus, as well as in Montreal and Toronto. When the US facility is launched, all of these servers will be moved to Mesa.

Comarch already has its own server rooms in Poland (Krakow and Warsaw), as well as in France and Germany.

The Mesa data centre site will be used to host infrastructure and applications, support and maintenance, IT project delivery, business development, consulting services and the delivery of mission-critical IT systems.

Comarch was founded in 1993 and now employs over 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries. The company currently has US offices in New York and Rosemont, and American companies it serves include airline JetBlue, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the TrueValue hardware store chain, among others.

“We chose Mesa due to its progress 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 director of business development for North America.”

The total cost of Comarch's investment in building the new data centre (picture render above) will be around $22 million.