H5 Data Centers opens STEM Innovation Center

Friday June 3, 2016 0 comments Tags: Denver, H5 Data Centers, Wendy Nkomo, Colorado Technology Association , STEM Innovation Center, Bill Johnson

DENVER -- H5 Data Centers, a national colocation and wholesale data center provider, today announced the opening of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Coalition) Innovation Center at its flagship Denver data center campus.H5_Data_logoUSE

Located at 5350 S. Valentia Way in Greenwood Village, H5 is opening the STEM Innovation Center in conjunction with the Colorado Technology Association, Handy Networks and Eaton Corp.

The Innovation Center will offer students a classroom setting inside an operational data center, providing students focused on science and technology with 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,” said Bill Johnson, H5 Data Centers’ VP of colocation and data center operations.

“H5 Data Centers is proud to provide an opportunity to help grow and nurture ambitious students and provide them real-world experience."

The 180,000-square-foot data center, located in the Denver Tech Center, will serve enterprises and cloud services providers.

"Business-led learning experiences are paramount to filling the Colorado tech talent gap," said Wendy Nkomo, COO and interim CEO of Colorado Technology Association. "Exposure to technology in a career setting will inspire Colorado youth to pursue exciting and rewarding careers in tech.”

Beginning this fall, H5 will host STEM students on a monthly basis.

H5 Data Centers is one of the leading privately-owned data center operators in the United States with more than 1 million square feet under management. The company designs and engineers flexible and scalable data center and interconnection solutions to address the business and operational requirements of its customers.

H5 Data Centers currently owns data centers in Ashburn, Atlanta, Charlotte, Denver, Phoenix, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, and Seattle.