Data Center Tour

Ptolemy CEO Ryan Mullholand stands outside the soon-to-be completed Ptolemy Data Center last week. The center is located in North Sheridan on the Wrench Ranch Hills Subdivision. (Brad Estes)
Ptolemy CEO Ryan Mullholand stands outside the soon-to-be completed Ptolemy Data Center last week. The center is located in North Sheridan on the Wrench Ranch Hills Subdivision. (Brad Estes)
From left, Mayor Dave Kinskey, Butch Jellis, and Mulholland stand inside Ptolemy's vault. (Brad Estes)
From left, Mayor Dave Kinskey, Butch Jellis, and Mulholland stand inside Ptolemy's vault. (Brad Estes)
The central hallway cuts through the 6,000 square foot facility, above the most windows in the entire facility. (Brad Estes)
The central hallway cuts through the 6,000 square foot facility, above the most windows in the entire facility. (Brad Estes)
Then entrance to the data center where visitors, by appointment only, will be greeted by a security guard in the entryway before being buzzed through. (Brad Estes)
Then entrance to the data center where visitors, by appointment only, will be greeted by a security guard in the entryway before being buzzed through. (Brad Estes)

Construction of Ptolemy Data System's new data center is on-schedule, set for completion in August. We took a tour of that new facility last week.

During a walk through, surrounded by pink insulation, the facility is populated only by three construction workers. Though unfinished, Ptolemy's data center feels secure. Once operational, no one without an appointment will be allowed in. After you clear security, narrow hallways and one-doored, windowless rooms, the place is a bit like a certain cell-blocked facility run by law enforcement. Yes, there will be security guards, but instead of keeping criminals in, the goal is to keep them out and to keep something a little less tangible in: Information.

Ryan Mullholand, CEO of Ptolemy Data Centers and “data center tour guide”, says that soon they will be able to greatly expand their services.

Speaking of banks, the data center has a vault. Upon entering, Mulholland was quick to mention this is the only time outsiders will be able to see it from the inside. Historically, banks do a pretty good job corralling money, but until they figure out how to hold their data, Ptolemy will be there to help.

Of course there's plenty more they will offer, check out their website at ptolemysystems.com to read a lengthier, better-articulated description of their services.

This 6,000 square feet of data center is just phase 1. The company plans more construction and an eventual 10,000 square feet of added space.

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