Originally posted on Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller.

IMG_0320What’s your data center business model? Wholesale? Build to suit? Multi-tenant? Powered shell?

For Ascent Corp., the answer is “all of the above.” The St. Louis-based company has been building and operating data centers since 1998, providing a wide range of design, engineering, construction and maintenance services.

That versatility allows Ascent to be opportunistic as it expands its data center business, tailoring its approach to the needs of a particular facility or geographic market.

“Our strength is flexibility around the business model,” said Phil Horstmann, the founder and CEO of Ascent. “It’s always being in the right place at the right time.”

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