In a world where the availability of tax abatements or rebates for data center projects is becoming one of the major criteria in data center location selection, it is nice to see a business that is committed to a specific geographical area get some of that largesse, even after the fact. OneNeck IT Solutions, which operates an Uptime Institute Tier III Certified data center in Eden Prairie, MN has announced that it has qualified for the data center tax incentives offered by the state and that they will be retroactive to just prior to its second facility expansion in 2014.
OneNeck has qualified for a 20-year data center sales and use tax rebate incentive, back dated to February 1, 2013. The incentives apply to IT and infrastructure assets, including computers, servers, routers, software, rack systems, trays and cable, cooling systems, cooling towers and other temperature control infrastructure, as well as the power infrastructure to transfer, distribute, and manage electricity. The incentives apply to new and replacement equipment.
While these types of tax abatements are usually committed to before construction, OneNeck is able to take advantage of the program that was put in place by the Minnesota government to attract additional investment from the data center and similar business market. OneNeck currently operates Tier III facilities in six states providing a suite of colocation, cloud, and managed services to their customers.