Involta now expanding to Boise

Construction of Involta’s new highly secure data center in Duluth isn’t even complete and the Iowa-based company is already expanding elsewhere.

Boise, Idaho.

The company is growing rapidly with its systems for secure storage of critical information for health care, government, business and others.

In Boise, Involta plans to begin construction of a new data center in the next 15 to 20 months. And it announced last week that it has acquired the assets of SolutionPro, a data center in the Boise that serves clients in the Rocky Mountain region. That company will continue operating as a division of Involta.

Involta is part of an emerging industry that establishes centers in less congested areas of the Midwest that are away from dangers of natural disasters, terrorism and civil unrest. After establishing data storage centers in Iowa, it expanded to Akron, Ohio. Then Duluth,  and now Boise.

In Duluth, Involta is building a $10.5 million, 24,000-square-foot center at Rice Lake and Arrowhead roads that’s set for completion by September. And Involta is converting part of the former Daugherty  Hardware building at 421 N. Sixth Ave. E. into a satellite data storage center, largely for Essentia Health Systems, one of its clients which owns the building.