Black Box Announces Grand Opening of a Hyperscale Data Center of Excellence in Minnesota

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. — May 9, 2024 — Black Box®, a global leader in delivering innovative communication and technology solutions, today announced the grand opening of its state-of-the-art Hyperscale Data Center of Excellence (DCoE) in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. With over 30 years in the Minnesota region, the company marks a significant milestone with this new facility, demonstrating its commitment to innovation and excellence in data center services and the technology industry.

The Hyperscale DCoE is designed to meet the evolving needs of hyperscale data centers, offering a comprehensive suite of services tailored to optimize performance, efficiency and reliability. Key focus areas of the DCoE include complete custom cable management, hyperscale-specific training, quality assurance, DAS and public safety solutions, logistics-as-a-service (LaaS), server refresh, fit-outs, AV integration and comprehensive networking support. At Black Box, safety is a fundamental value ingrained in the organizational culture, ensuring the safety of the company’s employees, clients and communities. As part of the commitment to safety, the Hyperscale DCoE will integrate safety training programs to uphold the highest standards of occupational health and safety.

“With the opening of the Hyperscale Data Center of Excellence, Black Box reaffirms its dedication to providing cutting-edge solutions that empower our clients to thrive in the digital age,” said Sanjeev Verma, CEO of Black Box. “This facility represents a significant investment in the future of data center infrastructure, enabling us to deliver unparalleled service and support to hyperscale data centers across the region.”

The DCoE leverages Black Box’s decades of experience in technology solutions and its commitment both to innovation and to delivering best-in-class services to clients. From advanced networking solutions to AI-driven optimization, the center is equipped to address modern data centers’ most complex challenges.

Black Box understands that the success of data centers depends on agility, scalability and reliability. The DCoE embodies these principles, offering comprehensive services aligned to an organization’s growth and success.

The DCoE is located at 8210 Courthouse Blvd, Suite 200, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, 55077. More information about Black Box and its Hyperscale DCoE is available at

Visit Black Box at the National Data Center Investment Expo & Conference (DICE East), May 21-23, in Reston, Virginia.

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About Black Box
Black Box® is a trusted IT solutions provider delivering cutting-edge technology solutions and world-class consulting services to businesses across the globe. The breadth of our global reach, continuous innovation, and depth of our expertise accelerate customer success by bringing people, ideas and technology together to solve real-world business problems. Our IT infrastructure solutions, services and products enable secure, flawless connectivity and meaningful collaboration for businesses in every major market across six continents.

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