365 Data Centers has announced the launch of its 17,000-sq-ft data center in downtown Nashville and the 365 Nashville Tech Hub, an initiative that provides incentives and free services to local hi-tech start-ups and businesses. Announced today at a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Nashville's Mayor Karl Dean and leaders from the Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Technology Council, 365 Data Centers' Tech Hub will provide free colocation services including space, power and Internet connectivity for local businesses and entrepreneurs.

365 Data Centers is an investor in Partnership 2020, the Nashville Area Chamber's economic development initiative responsible for the creation of jobs and capital investments to drive local business expansions and relocations to the area. 365's Nashville Tech Hub will support P2020's goals by providing entrepreneurs and businesses with free data center colocation, power and Internet services each year at 365's expense and by providing services to other local organizations at a reduced cost. To support the initiative, 365 is partnering with local civic and business leaders, including Matt Wiltshire, director of the Mayor's Office of Economic and Community Development; Bryan Huddleston, CEO of the Nashville Technology Council; and Judith Hill, vice president, business retention and expansion of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.

During the ribbon cutting ceremony on November 13, 2014, 365 will showcase the facility's new Tech Hub, upgraded N+1 parallel redundancy power and cooling systems and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) capabilities at what is the only HIPAA and SSAE 16 compliant colocation facility located in downtown Nashville. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CST at 365 Data Centers' Nashville facility located at 147 4th Avenue North, 8th Floor, Nashville, with an open-house and data center tours to follow.

"365 has proven to be an exceptional community member and partner for the Chamber and our P2020 program," said Hill. "One of P2020's goals is to generate 50,000 jobs in the city by 2016, and Nashville is well on its way with top U.S. city rankings by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and on Forbes' list of  'Best Places for Business and Careers.'  Data centers and technology are well documented drivers of job and business growth, and 365's commitment to providing state of the art colocation facilities and cloud services in downtown Nashville helps us tremendously to achieve our goals."

"The Nashville facility has delivered 100% uptime to clients for the past 10 years and we invested significantly to upgrade this facility with redundant power and cooling systems to continue this level of reliability for our clients," said John Scanlon, CEO, 365 Data Centers. "Nashville is a great place to do business with local educational institutions generating a pool of talented tech professionals across a variety of fields. Our data centers are the perfect place to incubate and scale web-based businesses and we are proud to offer pro bono colocation services to the city to help it achieve its economic development and job growth goals."

365 Data Centers' carrier-neutral Nashville facility includes 17,000 square feet of developed colocation space, redundant power from Nashville Electric Service (NES); three 225 kVA UPS; 1.25 megawatts of generator power; and 280 tons of cooling.