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From Merchandise Warehouse to Data Warehouse: 601 W. Polk

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A central part of construction called for decommissioning the existing boilers and repurposing the physical plant as a UPS and switchgear space to be used by the datacenter. This allowed a saving of valuable space for the colocation flooring and created space necessary for the “brains” of the data center.


In September of 2011 however, things again began to change. Pi Data Holdings, LLC the sole owner of AlteredScale, purchased the structure out of bankruptcy and immediately began construction of a new 25,000 square foot colocation space. A central part of construction called for decommissioning the existing boilers and repurposing the physical plant as a UPS and switchgear space to be used by the datacenter. This allowed a saving of valuable space for the colocation flooring and created space necessary for the “brains” of the data center.

Comprised of partners Scott Tillman and Kevin Francis, AlteredScale management came into being when the two men, whose wives had grown up together, met and found their common interests and compatible skills ideal for developing the property. Scott’s background centered on acquisition of distressed assets and Kevin had spent a decade consulting with San Francisco Bay Area tech companies helping them to acquire and develop data centers.

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