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Your personal information may be locked up in Montgomery building

Bay of server racks in the RSA Datacenter Bay of server racks in the RSA Datacenter
John Hill and Dr. David Bronner of the RSA detail the Datacenter John Hill and Dr. David Bronner of the RSA detail the Datacenter
The revolving door entry to the Datacenter.  This is the area just off the elevator. The revolving door entry to the Datacenter. This is the area just off the elevator.
A group of prospective tenants look at leasing server space. A group of prospective tenants look at leasing server space.

While you may never make it to the 6th floor of the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA) Dexter Avenue building, your personal information just might.

That's because the area is now what's called the Datacenter--44,000 square feet of electronic server space for sensitive IT information.

"We kinda wanted to cater to them all--the big worldwide companies and the smaller guys," says John Hill with the RSA.

From cell phone companies like Verizon and AT&T, to government agencies and smaller private businesses like doctor's offices, anyone who needs to store sensitive data in a controlled, secure environment can lease server space at the RSA Datacenter.

RSA CEO Dr. David Bronner says before, larger companies would look elsewhere for data storage.

Not anymore.

"With a technology center like this, basically instead of shipping the technology jobs ThyssenKrupp sent to Atlanta, will stay in Alabama."

Which means...more jobs.

"Primarily more engineering jobs perhaps for the state which is typically what you see going to Atlanta," adds Hill.

The center is fully equipped to never lose power.

With multiple generators, batteries and continuous air conditioning, the servers won't skip a beat.

"That's super critical in any kind of technology equipment," adds Hill.

Security at the Datacenter is tight. You must have key card elevator access to get to the 6th floor.  Once you get there, you must also have a security badge and do a fingerprint reading to get inside the door.

Even the doors to each individual server rack are locked, so you can only get inside the ones your company leased.

"The front and the rear of each door has the same readers," says Hill.

The RSA Dexter Avenue building was completed in August 2011.

Bronner says the entire building is roughly 40% occupied.

The RSA is also the chief lender to WSFA's parent company - Raycom Media.

Copyright 2012  WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

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