Melbourne, FL/ May 31, 2019 – With the arrival of the 2019 hurricane season, the SD Data Center, the only purpose-built data center located in Melbourne, Florida, celebrated the 5,000 square foot expansion of its facilities with an Open House and Happy Hour reception on May 22, 2019. Over forty people attended the event, representing several local government agencies, businesses, and community organizations from around the Space Coast. 

“We truly appreciated the turnout and it was great to see so many new businesses looking to protect their investments as we enter another hurricane season,” said Frank Huston, SD Data Center Director of Operations. 

Guests who attended the open house also had the opportunity to receive a behind the scenes tour of the new state-of-the-art space, while learning how the SD Data Center can help with their natural disaster business continuity plans. Huston explained the significance of completing this phase of the expansion before hurricane season. “Timing was very important to us for this project. We were approaching capacity within the first phase and needed to be able to meet the needs of clients newly locating to the Space Coast before the season began.”

This expansion is the second phase of a four-phase growth plan designed to meet demand needs upon reaching targeted capacity goals. Construction for phase two began in June of 2018 and finished in March of 2019. In addition to the 5,000 square feet of colocation space, services have also been expanded to include colocation and/or carrier opportunities in Ashburn, Virginia; Denver, Colorado; Miami, Florida; New York City, New York; and Amsterdam, Netherlands as well as highly resilient Cloud services in Melbourne, Florida and Denver, Colorado. 

Customer cage and cabinet installations have already begun in phase two, and once it reaches capacity, phase-three will begin. 

About SD Data Center

The SD Data Center is a purpose-built Tier III facility that ensures the security and accessibility of critical systems with fully redundant infrastructure and connectivity. Serving customers across a variety of industries including healthcare, education, financial, military, government, aviation, and IT, the SD Data Center provides solutions to meet business requirements and is HIPAA, FISMA, PCI DSS, CJIS, and AICPA SOC compliant. 

About Satcom Direct

Satcom Direct (SD) and its companies provide global connectivity solutions for business and general aviation, military, government, and head of state aircraft. The company also provides land mobile services to areas with connectivity limitations. Since 1997, SD has worked to advance the technology of global connectivity, being first to market with many new capabilities in communications technology. SD’s industry leading connectivity solutions are complemented by their divisional capabilities including SD Avionics cabin and flight deck systems and SD software solutions. A premier Inmarsat distribution partner (including Jet ConneX), Iridium service partner, and Viasat preferred reseller, SD is also the exclusive service provider for SmartSky Networks, and the Master Distributor of Intelsat FlexExec.

SD World Headquarters and primary operations center is located in Melbourne, Florida, with additional office locations in the United States, Canada, UK, UAE, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia, Russia, Brazil, and South Africa. For more information regarding SD, visit, e-mail, or call U.S. +1.321.777.3000 or UK +44.1252.554.460.