Satcom Direct has added 5,000 square feet of floor space to its Melbourne, Florida data center, doubling the size of the facility.

This expansion marks the completion of the second stage of a planned four-part expansion for the facility.

Satcom Direct data center
– Satcom Direct

Hurricane proof

Founded in 2010, Satcom Direct provides satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications.

The company has said that the expansion has added enough space for at least 120 more server cabinets, bringing the total number of sever cabinets in the facility to 240.

Work has already begun on installing further infrastructure in the facility, and the third phase of the expansion is in the planning stage.

Chris Moore, president of business aviation at Satcom Direct, said: “The Satcom data center provides a self-owned, fully redundant and highly-scalable network. We can now further leverage the capabilities of our data center to support current and future internal and customer-facing services which will result in more data management options for our aviation clients.”

Satcom Direct’s data center is built to be category five hurricane proof, making it capable of withstanding sustained wind speeds of 252 kilometers per hour. Last October, Hurricane Michael became the first category five hurricane on record to impact the Florida Panhandle, killing 74 people and causing an estimated $25.1 billion in damages.

In addition to the Melbourne facility, the company operates a data center in the ViaWest Compark Data Center Complex in Denver, Colorado.