Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Holyoke welcomes High Tech!

A massive technology data-center project involving Fortune 500 technology giants Cisco System, EMC along with world-class academic institution MIT has finally been announced to set stage in Holyoke! This is easily one of the largest economic development projects in the city's history. I'd imagine a project like this will bring an excess of $100 million of investment into Holyoke and will certainly designate the city as a top-spot for high-tech companies. Who's next? Maybe Google, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo, AOL, Akamai? Anything is possible!

Now... why is Holyoke one of the best places in the state / region / country for a project like this - you can read about that in a recap of my involvement in the technology roundtable at MIT last October.

Xconomy.com - State Set to Make Big, “Green” High Performance Computing Announcement: Effort to Bring Jobs to Western MA

Boston Globe - Holyoke chosen for computing center

Mass High Tech - Holyoke targeted for green data center

Springfield Republican - Holyoke eyed for computer complex

MassLive.com - Harvard, MIT, Cisco Systems, EMC to be part of computer research center in Holyoke

Data Center Knowledge - MIT Team Weighs $100M Green Data Center


Elizabeth said...

This is fantastic news! I hope that the ground-breaking will happen soon.

Jeffrey Byrnes said...

Now this is some cool news!

Joey B said...

Great news!

Anonymous said...

This is great news!

Brendan Ciecko said...

What's green, fast, and red all over?

A hydro-electric powered, high-performance data-center located in a red-brick factory building in Holyoke!

I'm very excited about this. It's a huge step in the right direction and a huge boost of momentum.

Mark said...

looks like Holyoke is ready for a rebound. hopefully more clever entrepreneurs will start busting open the doors and setup shop here. nows the time.

VanDog said...

This IS great news, and Brendan does deserve some of the credit for making this happen. Amazing what one guy who looks like a shaved sasquatch wearing glasses can do.

Thanks for lending your expertise on Holyoke's behalf Brendan.

The Art of Politics said...

I vote for Open Square as the site :)

VanDog said...

The Open Square certainly has the floor space, but the turbines don't produce enough juice.