The Parallel Tech Blog


AFCOM Data Center World 2017: Los Angeles

For most people, LA is an ideal place to get away and play.

But for several Parallel employees, there was very little time to play during a packed week at AFCOM Data Center World (DCW) April 3-7 at the Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles. Several of our team members spent this week presenting and attending numerous seminars, being interviewed by industry publications, participating in multiple networking events, and exhibiting and browsing in the Exhibit Hall.

Our employees made the most of their time at AFCOM DCW.… Continue Reading

Kraus Anderson and Parallel Technologies Partner on Construction of Cologix’s Columbus Data Center

$130M expansion triples Cologix’s footprint, creating largest and most advanced colocation data center in region

MINNEAPOLIS – April 28, 2017 – Cologix, a colocation data center company, has selected the partnership of Kraus Anderson and Parallel Technologies to design/build the $130 million expansion of its data center in Columbus, Ohio.

The project partners began construction on the 160K sq ft, 18+MW data center in September 2016. The first phase of the project is expected to be operational early-2018. When completed, it will be Cologix’s largest neutral data center.… Continue Reading

The Pups of Parallel: Reliable Dogs. Intelligent Owners.

It’s not every day that you can bring your dog to work with you…unless you work at Parallel Technologies. April 13th was an exceptionally fun day at Parallel, because we encouraged ALL of our employees to bring their pups to work to celebrate “Take your dog to work day.” The day was filled with puppy voices, wagging tails, and of course – treats. Having dogs running around the office for the day is not just all fun and games. According to Humana (a health and well-being learning center), petting a cat or dog can lower your blood pressure, make you feel calmer and can ease tense muscles.… Continue Reading

CHS Field Event with Parallel, Genetec & Axis

Few things are better than spending a beautiful, warm spring day at the ballpark.

Beautiful CHS Field in downtown St. Paul provided the ideal conditions for Parallel and key partners Axis and Genetec to host a series of seminars covering topics related to helping organizations ensure their physical security systems are secure from cyber and internal threats. While there was no baseball game scheduled that day, a “crowd” of nearly 25 clients attended the event.

The keynote was delivered by Robert Brown, Systems & Solutions Architect for Axis Communications’ Professional Services, on the topic of “Security of Security.” The content reviewed and discussed new and critical processes and technologies to ensure that physical security systems are also constructed and operate “cyber” secure.… Continue Reading

Welcome to the Team: Cassie Tisdell

Name: Cassie Tisdell
Department: BI
Job Title: Project Coordinator
Brief Position Description: I am responsible for managing projects within our software
Three Interesting Facts about yourself:
Interesting Fact 1 – I traveled to Greece last summer with my friend and explored the Greek Islands.
Interesting Fact 2 – My dad has an airplane, which has inspired me to get my pilots license someday and continue our father-daughter hobby.
Interesting Fact 3 – I had an internship at a Homicide Center while I was in college.… Continue Reading

Saint Patrick’s Day Happy Hour

“For every wound, a balm.
For every sorrow, a cheer.
For every storm, a calm.
For every thirst, a beer.”

Parallel Technologies celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day this year the only way anyone SHOULD celebrate St. Patty’s day…with everything green! The culture committee hosted a festive happy hour with leprechaun inspired treats, green punch and of course, green beer. For added fun, the planning committee surprised the best dressed Irishman/woman with the largest piece of holiday attire Party City had to offer – Congrats Jessica Stoneburg (Enterprise Project Manager) on your prize!… Continue Reading

Welcome to Parallel: Ka Yang

1. Name: Ka Yang
2. Department: Building Infrastructure
3. Job Title: Service Coordinator
4. Position Description: Schedule and track all technicians schedules, along with opening and billing service tickets.
5. Three Interesting Facts about yourself:
•Part Time Hairstylist
•Love “Extreme Couponing”
•Never had a Juicy Lucy
6. Parallel Technologies Event that you are most looking forward to: BBQ’ing and having a beer out on the deck.

“I would like to thank the BI Team and the Physec Team for their unconditional support.… Continue Reading

Engineering Day at Ramsey STEM School: Katie Bensen

At Parallel Technologies we have a lot of incredibly talented men and women, so we’re especially proud when our employees are able to give back to the community, to inspire coming generations to reach their potential.

Ramsey engineering day teaches kids to see the world like an aspiring engineer with a full day of events and classes, each class lasting 30 minutes. With help of four professional engineers (including our very own, Katie Bensen) the children had the chance to see a day in the life.… Continue Reading

Parallel Technologies Completes Cologix MIN3 Data Center Expansion

MINNEAPOLIS – March 31, 2017 – Parallel Technologies, an industry-leading reliable data center and intelligent building solutions company, announced today the completion of the Phase II expansion of the Cologix MIN3 Data Center in the region’s primary carrier hotel at 511 11th Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis. The second phase of the project added raised floor to support up to 1.5MW of additional critical power.

Parallel Technologies was selected as the design build partner for both phases of the MIN3 facility and provided the mechanical, electrical, network, cabling, physical security and monitoring aspects of the projects. … Continue Reading

HID Mobile Access

Secure digital identities for physical access control using mobile devices. HID mobile access replaces the need to carry your access card, and gives you the ability to put your credentials onto a mobile device. It’s portable, provides superior protection and is easy to manage.
If you are interested in more information on “going mobile” or other on-the-go solutions Parallel Technologies provides, Click HereContinue Reading