HostDime announced on Wednesday that it has opened a new corporate office in Research Park in Orlando, which will house over 100 HostDime employees.
According to HostDime, the company chose the area for its proximity to the University of Central Florida, and the technology-focused area. These factors make it a prime location for recruiting new talent, as many of HostDime’s staff are UCF students or alumni. HostDime plans to add up to 50 jobs in the coming year at this location, and has invested around $1 million in the office buildout and furniture.
The 15,000 square foot office in Research Park will house employees in HostDime’s support, sales, creative design, marketing, and management teams.
Almost exactly a year ago, HostDime opened a new data center in Guadalajara, Mexico.
“Over the past 5 years since we opened our first office in the UCF area, we have seen tremendous growth in our client base which demanded we continue improve upon our existing team. With such expansion, we quickly outgrew our previous location and identified the need to open a new corporate office in the Research Park area. We will continue to grow and expand further in the next 5 years and grow our employment opportunities to assist our ever growing client base,” Dennis Henry, VP Operations, HostDime said.
The renovated space includes a 1,000 square foot IT room with UPS and generator backup. The room is designed to ensure there is no downtime in the event of a power failure for its sales and support operations. It will also house disaster recovery servers from HostDime’s DimeNOC data center for clients on a disaster recovery plan. It features a 1G private fiber line to the DimeNOC data center network. HostDime recently expanded its privately owned data center DimeNOC.
Energy efficiency was also a big focus for HostDime in its new office, with elements such as low power usage Brix computers, Electrorack heating and cooling components, and LED LCD monitors to minimize its energy footprint.