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2014 Client Appreciation & Open House!
December 11

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Securing Your Data Center
From the desk of 
Norm Spear 
Creating a good security solution is like an onion, you need to have it in layers built up from the area you're trying to protect.

Q3 Parallel Work Anniversaries
Happy Quarter 3 Work Anniversary to several Parallel employees!

Inside Parallel

Parallel Technologies to Design and Build Cologix's Enterprise Grade Data Center in Minneapolis


Parallel Technologies announced it has been selected as the winning design-build technology infrastructure firm to double Cologix's network neutral data center footprint in Minneapolis's most connected building.



Cologix is Minneapolis's largest neutral colocation provider.  Their new data center will add 28,000 square feet to its leading position at the 511 11th Avenue building in downtown Minneapolis, where Cologix operates the Meet-Me-Room, facilitating access to more than 70 networks.  Cologix has designed a fully concurrent maintainable facility, reinforcing its unique proposition to savvy enterprises looking for the combination of hyper reliability, carrier choice and rapid, easy access for their IT staff.  The data center will be Cologix's 21st across eight markets in the US and Canada.

Misinterpretation of IT Power Trends
Part 3 - Ebb and Flow of the Data Center


By Parallel's
Dan Bozicevich
Director of Infrastructure Strategy

In parts 1 & 2 of this series, Nate Clyde, Director of Mechanical and Electrical Infrastructure Delivery, talked about the "Misinterpretation of Power Trends" and how those can lead to either under or over-procurement of data center assets. 

I could not agree more. Under-procurement could be a job-ending event, and over-procurement can be equally as dangerous. Building the right-sized data center and supporting technology infrastructure depends on understanding the Ebb and Flow of the data center.

Data Center Thought Leadership Forum
Want to Hear More From Dan Bozicevich and Join the Conversation? 
Coming in February--watch for details!

Join us and hear from Dan Bozicevich and other IT and Data Center experts.

Data Center Experts will discuss how power trends for servers, storage, network IT infrastructure and the impact this has had on Data Center management, including:
  • Strategies for handling I/T growth in your data center
  • How and why to properly plan for "right sized" procurement of IT
  • equipment and infrastructure
  • How to plan for Build, Co-lo or Cloud strategy, based upon the estimated power trends
  • Who are the right people to have at the table to understand the needs for the data center
Meet Our Leaders -
Norm Spear
Director of Physical Security
Norm Spear is the Director of Physical Security for Parallel Technologies. Norm has been with Parallel for 15 years focusing on Physical Security, Infrastructure Solutions and Data Centers. As director of PhySec, Norm is responsible for the ongoing strategic direction of physical security solutions as well as all operational aspects of the department.

Parallel Launches New Website

Last month Parallel was pleased to launch an updated website. This new design provides an improved visitor experience with fast page loads and clear navigation. 

Be sure to check it out and leave us a comment with your feedback!

UPDATED Date and Time: 
Aaron Brendel to Speak 
at MN Government IT Symposium

Parallel Technologies', Aaron Brendel, was selected by the Minnesota Government IT Symposium to present, "Cloudy, with a Chance of Elasticity,"at its upcoming event in December. Brendel's 60 minute presentation is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2014 - Session 80, from 2:45 - 3:45 pm. 


This is the 33rd Annual event for State Agencies, Local Governments, Higher Education, and Non-Profits. It will be held December 9 - 11, 2014, at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN.

"We can help you develop a clear roadmap to determine the most efficient solution for you, while having the confidence that you are investing wisely to meet key business objectives.


Dale Klein - President & CEO
Parallel Technologies
Parallel Technologies designs, implements and integrates critical infrastructure and networks for

Data Centers and Buildings. We work with our clients to improve communications and reliability while reducing business risk, energy, and costs. We've been in business for 30 years and have 115 engineers, technologists, and professionals ready to serve you. We expertly provide solutions for enterprise, commercial, and SMB clients such as; UHC, Digital River, The Mayo Clinic, Cummins, Target, and the US Postal Service, to name only a few.

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