Satcom Direct completes first phase of Florida data center expansion


Business aviation solutions provider Satcom Direct has completed the first phase of expansion at its SD Data Center. The second stage of a four-part expansion has doubled the existing footprint to 10,000ft² at the Melbourne, Florida headquarters.

The extended facility has added capacity for a further 120+ server cabinets, providing secure data storage for aviation and terrestrial clients of all sizes. As planned, the initial phase started when the existing data center was close to reaching targeted capacity goals.

The first phase mirrors the existing facility, providing category five hurricane-proof construction and adheres to the same high compliance standards already in place.

The SD Data Center enables the creation of private networks for clients when connected to SD hardware, software and satellite connectivity. Through the infrastructure available via the SD Data Center, existing compliance and security protocols can be applied to the aircraft network like any other corporate location. The installation of the infrastructure is already underway as customer server cages and cabinets are in process.

Phase three of the expansion is now in the planning stage and will further support customized solutions for aviation clients when completed.

Chris Moore, president of business aviation at Satcom Direct, said, “The SD Data Center provides efficient and secure transport of data across a self-owned, fully redundant and highly-scalable network. It serves our own family of companies and allows us to provide robust cybersecurity monitoring and protection. The latest figures collated from our existing threat monitoring subscribers show that this is becoming more and more necessary.

“We can now further leverage the capabilities of our data center to support current and future internal and customer-facing services which will result in more data management options for our aviation clients.”

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