In the second part of a four-stage extension, Satcom Direct has doubled the footprint of its SD Data Center in Melbourne, Florida, to 10,000ft² (929m²). The facility can now accommodate in excess of 120 more server cabinets, expanding capacity for clients in the aviation and terrestrial sectors.
The expansion mirrors the existing facility in that it is a category-five hurricane-proof construction and adheres to the same compliance standards. The 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 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 in the planning stage and will further support customised solutions for aviation clients.
“The SD Data Center provides efficient and secure transport of data across a self-owned, fully redundant and highly scalable network,” said Chris Moore, president of business aviation at SD. “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.”