Application developer and data center provider
Open Access Technology International
(OATI) recently announced its move to a new campus in Northeast
Minneapolis, which will house both the company's growing staff and its
next-generation data center.
Founded in 1995, OATI pioneered the
software-as-a-service business model for the energy industry, and has
since created products and services for energy trading, risk management,
compliance monitoring, renewable resources, and other strategies. The
company won the 2010 Tekne Award
in the Technology Services, Small and Growing Company category, presented by the Minnesota High Tech Association
software firm purchased the 22-acre property in 2009, scooping up a
site once owned and occupied by Honeywell International, located at 3660
Technology Drive NE.
At the time, OATI's President and CEO, Dr.
Sasan Mokhtari, noted that the acquisition would allow the company to
meet future challenges in the energy industry, OATI's main client base. A
centerpiece to the project is a data center with high levels of
physical and cyber security, redundancy, and efficiency.
OATI's two data centers are linked into one virtual data center through multiple fiber links, with optimized infrastructure.
in the mix are an executive briefing center, conference center,
customer care department, and training center, in order to meet the
needs of OATI's expanding staff.
In announcing the current move,
Dr. Mokhtari stated that the new campus is three times larger than the
company's previous space, and provides for continued growth in staff as
well as services.
Writer: Elizabeth Millard