By Kimberley Donoghue
PBN Web Editor
FALL RIVER – Once the renovation at the Granite Block Global Data Center is completed – slated for within two months – it will be the largest of its kind in New England, The Herald News reported.
The 163,000-square-foot data center will provide application hosting and disaster recovery services.
It will employ between 60 to 80 people, including: technicians, sales associates, security personnel and maintenance employees.
Last month, two 2-megawatts generators, costing about $500,000 each, were put in place to guarantee uninterrupted power supply at the facility.
Granite’s president noted that the data center should attract visitors to Fall Rivers; a similar, 40,000-square-foot data center in Boston brings 500 to 700 visitors monthly, he said to the newspaper.