Venyu Solutions Inc., a national data center provider, said Friday it plans to expand its Baton Rouge facility, a move that will allow the company to provide more storage capacity to clients.
Venyu officials wouldn’t discuss the cost of the expansion, which will add 15,000 square feet to the company’s data center at Bon Carré Business Park. But once the project is completed in April, Venyu will go from having one megawatt of power to three megawatts. A megawatt is enough energy to power about 460 homes for a year in Louisiana.
“We’re adding to everything we do,” said Brian Vandegrift, executive vice president of sales and innovation at Venyu. “Cloud computing, backup services, power and cooling.”
The new data center will be across a hallway in Bon Carré from Venyu’s existing offices.
Last month, Eatel acquired Venyu for an undisclosed amount.
Vandegrift and Matt Wallace, vice president of marketing, said the expansion would have happened regardless of the Eatel deal.
“Eatel helped bolster that effort in getting this done,” Wallace said.
Venyu offers cloud-based business services, in which companies can access software and computer servers offsite without the need or expense for their own equipment; use of the data center for storage of information; and hosts Web services for businesses.
The company has a number of high-profile clients, including Lamar Advertising, The Advocate, H&E Equipment and the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans.
The expansion will allow Venyu to increase its data storage capacity by an amount still to be determined and offer more services to clients. That should lead to more customers and more employees, Vandegrift and Wallace said.