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The Top 4 Advantages of a Private Data Center

June 12, 2018

"Cloud computing" is no longer a buzzword - it's an accepted best practice for businesses of all sizes and industries. According to the 2018 "State of the Cloud" survey, 96 percent of organizations now use the cloud in some capacity. There are multiple ways to deploy resources in the cloud:… Read More

Executive Brief: Design and Construction, How Does An Experienced Data Center Developer Meet The Challenges Of today’s Diverse Design And Construction Requirements?

May 17, 2018

In the wake of our growing digital economy and a data center industry that’s continually challenged with staying ahead of the customers’ IT roadmaps, different end-users have emerged to distinguish themselves with varying data center requirements. The evolving challenge, however, is how to efficiently build data centers for various types… Read More

New Executive Brief: Capacity Markets, and How Pricing Knowledge is Power

May 16, 2018

All too often, data center users enter new markets and are greeted with unpleasant surprises on their energy spending. For those who are considering acquiring data center space in deregulated markets, including Chicago, the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, this article is intended to drive transparency and uncover cost drivers that will… Read More

2018 DCEO Real Estate Annual: Michael Lahoud

March 5, 2018

Why Data Center Users Choose Texas. The Texas data center market historically attracts a steady amount of demand, but over the past several years, activity has exceeded expectations. Dallas boasts some of the nation’s lowest power costs. Current market conditions allow for long-term energy contracts with all-in rates below $0.05… Read More

There’s a Better Way to Reach the Cloud

March 1, 2018

As business technology needs evolve at a rapid pace, cloud service providers will continue to deliver scalability for expanding platforms. Connecting to the cloud can be harder than it should be. A do-it-yourself approach entails enormous risk, expense, and distraction from running the organization that is supposed to be helping.… Read More

Maintaining Uptime Throughout a 1,000-Year Storm

March 1, 2018

When lives are at stake, the last thing businesses want to worry about is the health of their IT systems. Fortunately for customers of Stream Data Centers, when 1,000-year storm Harvey came to town, they didn’t have to. Learn why preparation is ultimately the key to health, safety and security… Read More

How Does an Experienced Data Center Developer Meet the Challenges of Today’s Diverse Design and Construction Requirements?

February 12, 2018

In the wake of our growing digital economy and a data center industry that’s continually challenged with staying ahead of the customers’ IT roadmaps, different end-users have emerged to distinguish themselves with varying data center requirements. The evolving challenge, however, is how to efficiently build data centers for various types… Read More

Stream Data Centers Announces New Chicago-Area Development

January 18, 2018

Data center for hyperscale or enterprise customers underway for 4Q 2018 commissioning, in the heart of the Elk Grove Village data center corridor Stream Data Centers is pleased to announce its new Chicago-area development in Elk Grove Village, Ill. When completed in late 2018, the newly constructed facility will offer… Read More

Stream named Top 25 Data Center Tech Companies of 2017

November 13, 2017

Committed to improving the critical environments experience through exceptional people and service. Cloud enablement and innovative technologies are shaping today's enterprise IT strategies, inciting companies to update the way they value and operate their investment in physical IT infrastructure. In order to achieve business goals, leaders need flawless strategies to… Read More

Why Best Practices and Expert Methods Matter in Mission Critical Operations

November 6, 2017

Organizations that operate their own mission critical infrastructure face many challenges. As businesses depend more on technology, understanding and executing efficient methods of data center infrastructure operation is increasing in importance.  Many companies, however, struggle with the experience necessary to effectively manage their data center infrastructure. Check out the new… Read More

Energy Procurement: A Painful Process Made Easy

October 25, 2017

It's typical for a company to view energy procurement as simply another cost.  Making the time to understand all of the options and what a company is buying is hard because of the complexity involved with the energy market. Companies often struggle with committing the resources needed to make the… Read More

The Texas Advantage – The Energy Market

October 5, 2017

Choosing a data center location is a vital decision for all organizations. Data center markets offering competitive options, low hazard risk, tax incentives, and business friendly environments are highly attractive to companies with infrastructure requirements. These factors have led to increased demand in areas like Northern Virginia, Chicago and Silicon… Read More

Stream Data Centers and Megaport Partnership Enables Private Direct Cloud Connectivity for North American Customers

August 29, 2017

Stream Data Centers, a national data center developer and colocation solutions provider, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Megaport (USA), Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Megaport Limited (ASX:MP1) (“Megaport”), the leader in global Software Defined Networking (SDN) to deliver secure, direct consumption-based connectivity services to enterprises.… Read More

Stream Data Centers Targets The Hyperscale Market

August 15, 2017

A Stream Data Centers project under construction in the Dallas area.    There are many more hyperscale data centers to be built. Stream Data Centers would like to build some of them. Stream is an experienced player in data center real estate, and has built a strong business delivering facilities… Read More

Stream Data Centers Expands Leadership Team

July 26, 2017

Stream Data Centers, a national data center developer and operator, is pleased to announce Stewart Collier as Managing Director of Critical Environments. Collier will manage the company’s Critical Environment Services operation, a cross-functional team responsible for operating all data center facilities across a combined portfolio of Stream-owned and managed facilities.… Read More

Stream Data Centers Promotes Michael Lahoud to COO and Partner

July 19, 2017

Stream Data Centers, a national data center developer and operator, has announced that Michael Lahoud, former Senior Vice President of Technology Services, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Partner. In his new position, Lahoud is responsible for the implementation of the company’s overall business strategies and go-to-market operations,… Read More

Why Data Center Users Choose Texas

March 31, 2017

The Texas data center market historically attracts a steady amount of data center demand, but over the past several years, activity has exceeded expectations. Its central U.S. location, skilled workforce, and tax incentives available for data center users are strong reasons why companies find the state attractive for their IT… Read More

Stream Expands Leadership Team

February 24, 2017

Stream Data Centers (SDC), a national data center developer and operator, is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Kincaid to Senior Vice President of Design and Construction. Kincaid’s role will continue to support the company’s growth fueled by customer demand for best-in-class data center space. With nearly two decades… Read More

SDC Breaks Ground on 145,000 SF Data Center in Legacy Business Park

February 6, 2017

The ground-up 145,000-square foot, Ready-To-Fit Data Center is being built in Legacy Business Park, the premier master-planned, office campus and mixed-use development located in Plano, Texas, 25 miles north of Downtown Dallas. Upon completion, the Ready-to-Fit Data Center - DFW VI will offer: 145,000 square foot, purpose-built, structurally enhanced, powered shell… Read More

The Importance of Cloud Flexibility

December 15, 2016

As the data center industry becomes more efficient, company user requirements have become more advanced. The increased need for additional services, specifically access to cloud services, creates a unique partnership between colocation and cloud providers. While cloud offers flexibility to scale up critical infrastructure, colocation provides the security standards and… Read More

Five Reasons to Lease Data Center Space

December 15, 2016

Recent studies confirm that as companies are increasing their data center space, the amount they actually own will decrease in the coming years. Leasing a data center incurs lower costs, a significantly faster timeline, and requires far less expertise than designing, building, and operating a data center. According to a… Read More

The Risks with Data Center Scalability

November 17, 2016

Michael Lahoud, Senior Vice President - Technology Services  Over the past several years, scalable data center solutions have become a trend in the industry. Currently, several major data center markets across the U.S. lack available power capacity, and some data center operators are focused on building larger facilities in order… Read More

Stream Data Centers Signs New Anchor Tenant for Minneapolis-Area Data Center

June 20, 2016

Anchor Tenant Will Occupy Private Data Center Suite III MINNEAPOLIS, June 16, 2016 -- Stream Data Centers (SDC), a national data center services provider, has signed a long-term lease with a new anchor tenant at its 75,675 square foot Private Data Center facility located in Chaska, Minnesota. The Private Data Center Suite includes a 10,000… Read More

Experts in Customizing Data Center Facilities

June 9, 2016

In today's business climate, many businesses ranging from midsize regional companies to large, multisite enterprises have seen an upsurge in their data usage. While companies are struggling to manage excessive volumes of data, the need for standardization, predictability and scalability are now critical drivers for many growing companies. In CIO… Read More

Dallas Ranks as National Leader for Data Center Growth

May 16, 2016

As all metro areas in Texas saw an expansion in the data center market in 2015, Dallas ranked as a national leader in overall data center growth. There are market specific characteristics at play, but core demand drivers are the same across the board in each region. Companies want to… Read More

Bisnow’s The Woodlands/Springwood Village Event

May 11, 2016

Today, Stream Data Centers was one of the sponsors at Bisnow’s Future of The Woodlands/Springwood Village event at Three Hughes Landing in The Woodlands. Located in the heart of Hughes Landing, a 66-acre mixed-use development, the 321,000 square foot, 12-story office building features panoramic views of Lake Woodlands, a conference… Read More

SDC Develops Data Center at Legacy Business Park

January 22, 2016

In January, Stream Data Centers announced their plans to expand and build in Plano’s Legacy Business Park. With this being their second data center development at Legacy, and their fourth development in Dallas in the last four years, it’s evident that this master-planned, purpose-built facility will provide secure support and… Read More

What Drives Stream Data Centers?

January 14, 2016

“At Stream Data Centers, our clients are our business,” says Michael Lahoud, senior vice president of technology services. In this video, Michael takes viewers on a tour of SDC, and highlights the core values of Stream’s data centers and how each data center is built. Some of these include: guaranteeing… Read More

CA World 2015

November 19, 2015

Michael Lahoud, senior vice president of technology services, and Robert Fulford, vice president of sales attended the CA World conference at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. Held annually, the conference offers the latest hands-on workshops, seminar-style courses, and keynote speeches about an industry that never ceases to reinvent itself: the… Read More

High Performance Cooling for High Performance Computing

November 12, 2015

For a subject that, on the surface, does not appear to offer much depth in terms of teachable content, there was no shortage of information to be shared at the HPC2 event in The Woodlands. Stream Data Centers reached out to professionals in the financial, design, and operational sectors of… Read More

Stream Data Centers Expands Minneapolis Data Center Infrastructure

October 16, 2015

Stream Data Centers, a national data center services provider, is installing new equipment for data hall No. 2 in Chaska, their Minnesota data center. "The Phase II facility offers 1.2 megawatts of power providing additional control and flexibility to the Minneapolis market," said Chris Kincaid, vice president of construction, Stream… Read More