The new research park computer center is PKS's second, the first is in Omaha, where PKS's corporate office are located. Inside the Research Park center will be a variety of computers, ranging from mainframes to desktops. PKS employees will oversee a variety of services for clients, including computer operations management and support; job scheduling; maintenance of disk and tape storage subsystems; help desk services; systems software services; and technology planning and change management.
PKS designs its computer centers to be as disaster-proof as possible. The single story research facility, like its counterpart in Omaha, has been designed to withstand numerous natural and other ``disaster" scenarios without any disruption of service to its customers.
To that end, the building has been designed with multiple generators, uninterruptible power supplies, redundant fiber-optic telecommunications networks, and a private water supply. The facility is expected to accommodate continued growth in the region for a number of years, as new technologies require smaller footprints.
Regardless, the facility was designed to accommodate future expansion when needed. Like the Omaha Computer Super-Center, the Tempe facility will have the capability to maintain and monitor customer's computing environments on any platform, at any location.
The company plans to have its new ASU Research Park Computer Center open in the fall. It will initially employ about 30 people, and up to 150 are expected to be on the payroll in the next few years.
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