Knowledge and tech firm transferring 3,800 servers to Maine, plans new Lewiston headquarters


The brand new house of information and tech firm Dynamics at 777 Primary St. in Lewiston. Daryn Slover/Solar Journal

LEWISTON — A Colorado knowledge and tech firm is making Lewiston its new headquarters, transferring 3,800 servers from completely different websites across the nation and aiming to create 40 to 50 jobs by the tip of the yr.

Company Supervisor Invoice Stewart stated the corporate, Dynamics, was drawn right here by the area, a workforce with name heart expertise and the chilly.

“The machines generate warmth, so in Maine, you’ve got a very good local weather — half the yr, it’s a temperature the place you don’t should have a secondary cooling system and, after all, the summers are stunning right here,” he stated Thursday.

Dynamics has leased 30,533-square ft at 777 Primary St. for its native operations, discovering the positioning by means of Frank Carr at Maine Realty Advisors.

Stewart stated the corporate, which supplies knowledge administration and internet hosting, was based in Colorado in 2009 and at present has servers in areas that embody Georgia and Las Vegas.

Some buyer’s wants cease at web sites and a few want layers of safety and personal servers. Stewart stated he initially appeared on the state after securing area inside a former naval constructing at Brunswick Touchdown.

That prime-end safety heart “has eyeball retina scanners, financial institution vault doorways, like one thing out of the flicks,” he stated. “We’ve got 3,800 purchasers that we host throughout the nation. Since we obtained right here in September, we’ve been migrating these servers. The Brunswick facility didn’t have the complete capability that we wanted, though it has the safety, in order that’s what led us to Lewiston.”

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Lewiston would be the headquarters for the gross sales, advertising and growth departments, together with servers. Dynamics will even home some servers in Oxford.

“A variety of our firm revolves round customer support, so we now have a reasonably robust incoming and outgoing gross sales division as nicely; we now have folks calling in, they could desire a web site,” Stewart stated. Lewiston is a “hub of people that used to work in several name facilities for various corporations, so there’s an enormous degree of expertise that we’ll be capable to faucet into the realm ultimately, good native expertise. That’s one of many causes we’re actually enthusiastic about Lewiston. We’ve got the servers working and preserve them for our prospects, however we now have to maintain revenues coming within the door.”

He’s hoping to rent the primary 25 workers by the tip of the primary quarter, a mixture of gross sales employees and programmers.

Stewart stated Dynamics works with all industries, although roughly 40% of purchasers are in development and about 30% in retail operations.

“A variety of occasions we are available in and we’re just like the tech whisperer: ‘You are able to do this, you are able to do that, we’ll enable you to determine that out. That is what your bottleneck for your online business is, let’s establish that,’” he stated.

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