The Parallel Tech Blog


Parallel Technologies Acquires Building System Solutions

Acquisition of Nebraska-based building intelligence company expands Parallel’s expertise and magnifies customer reach

MINNEAPOLIS – June 19, 2017 – Parallel Technologies, an industry-leading reliable data center and intelligent building solutions company, today announced the acquisition of Omaha, Nebraska-based Building System Solutions (BSS). The privately-held company specializing in Building Automation Controls & Energy Management solutions was purchased for an undisclosed amount. The company’s 11 employees will continue to work out of an office in Omaha.
“Building automation is critical component of our Intelligent Building practice and a great complement to our business” said Parallel Technologies CEO and President, Dale Klein.… Continue Reading

Parallel Welcomes Erik Fraser to the Team

Name: Erik Fraser
Department: Building Infrastructure
Job Title: Project Coordinator
Brief Position Description: My position is responsible for the set-up, maintenance and overall organization of projects from start to finish.
Three Interesting Facts about yourself:
Interesting Fact 1: I’m a Michigan State Alumni. (Go Green!)
Interesting Fact 2: I have a penchant for Baking/Cooking.
Interesting Fact 3: I never leave a dirty dish in the sink.
Parallel Technologies Event that you are most looking forward to: I am really looking forward to Parallel’s annual kickball game.… Continue Reading

BeTheMatch 5K Walk + Run

Blood cancer has met its match.

On May 13th, Parallel employees gathered together to support funding and awareness for the cure of blood cancers, through Be The Match – National Marrow Donor Program.
Be The Match is the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on saving lives through marrow and umbilical cord blood transplantation. They foster a community of donors, volunteers, health care professionals and researchers who deliver cures by helping patients get the life-saving marrow or cord blood transplant they need.… Continue Reading

Cinco De Mayo Happy Hour

Una Cerveza por favor!

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Although a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. Parallel Technologies chose to celebrate the holiday enjoying sunshine on the deck, snacking on guacamole and queso, listening to festive music and cooling off with Coronas and Margaritas.… Continue Reading

Tech Enabled Workplace: MHTA Panel Discussion

On Tuesday, May 9th, The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) held their spring conference at the Minneapolis Depot Renaissance on Washington Avenue. The day featured 5 general sessions and 15 breakout sessions, and participation from more than 180 companies and organizations. Kim Baumgartner (Director of business Development at Parallel Technologies) was a panel discussion member for the topic “Tech Enabled Workplace”, alongside Dan Peterson (Commercial Real Estate Consultant at Colliers International), Jeffrey Schoeneck (Market Group Leader at Cuningham Group), and Deepinder Singh (Co-Founder of 75F).… Continue Reading

Security System Technician

Brief Description:

Security Systems Technicians installs and services network-based security systems, including cable installation, device mounting, door routing, wire terminations and connectivity.

Reports To:

Operations Manager… Continue Reading

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