BYTEGRID Announces Participation in McDonald Hopkins’ “Energy Forum”

Moderated Panel to Examine Growing Presence and Increasing Business Benefits Associated with Multi-Tenant Data Centers

CLEVELAND – July 31, 2014 — BYTEGRID Holdings LLC, a leading data center company focused on the nationwide acquisition, development and operation of premier multi-tenant data center facilities, today announced its participation in McDonald Hopkins' popular "Energy Forum" series. Bill Winsininski, BYTEGRID's Regional Leasing Director, has been invited to participate on an upcoming moderated panel titled "Keystrokes to Kilowatts: The Benefits of Multi-Tenant Data Centers" will examine increasing benefits being derived from large enterprise data centers in Cleveland and nationally.

Jeffrey R. Huntsberger, Member, Energy Practice, McDonald Hopkins, will moderate the panel. In addition to Mr. Winsininski, the panel features Mark Patton, Senior Managing Director, JobsOhio, Dale Phillips, CIO, MCPc, and Kevin Lynch, Program Manager, Willdan Energy Solutions.

Panelists will discuss the financial and employment impact of data center colocation, as well as the benefits to organizations seeking to reduce their risk and capture operational and financial efficiencies. Topics covered:

• Technological flexibility and reliability: What is multi-tenant colocation and how does it impact the reliability, efficiency and performance of your technology operations?
• Financial and tax advantages: How organizations benefit from transitioning CapEx to OpEx and the tax advantaged status of colocation
• Economic impact: The high-wage skilled employment benefits of data center construction and ongoing data center operations
• Control vs. risk mitigation and data security: Does colocation mean loss of operational control? Does it put your mission critical operations and applications at risk? Is colocation safer than "the Cloud"?
The Energy Forum will be held from 12:00 – 1:00pm ET on August 6. It is open to the public and there is no fee for the program. For information and to register, click here. It can also be seen via a live webcast that you can register for here.

Cleveland's multi-tenant data centers are an economic engine and business enabler which house the critical IT infrastructure of enterprises, service providers, and cloud provider tenants who deliver their services to enterprise and government customers from those data centers.
Last year, BYTEGRID acquired the 333,215 square foot Cleveland Technology Center (CTC), the market leader in secured telecommunications that sits on top of one of the largest fiber point of presence sites in Ohio.

Overall, BYTEGRID owns and operates five data centers in five geographically dispersed markets encompassing more than 700,000 square feet of premier multi-tenant colocation data center space, and powered shell facilities meeting the highest standards for security and reliability. The Company is currently leasing space in most of these centers while planning the acquisition of additional facilities.

BYTEGRID Holdings LLC focuses exclusively on the nationwide acquisition, development and operation of premier data center facilities. The company serves the growing need for mission-critical data center space by providing highly secure, interconnected, carrier-neutral, and density-robust data centers that serve commercial, government and service provider markets. A privately-held company headquartered in Northern Virginia, BYTEGRID currently owns and operates data centers in the Washington, D.C., Atlanta, GA, Cleveland, OH, Chicago, IL, and Seattle WA metro areas with plans to acquire additional facilities in 2014. The company is led by industry veterans with significant experience in data center operations, design and construction; data center sales and marketing; real estate development and finance; and telecommunications. For more information, please visit