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KOP Insiders delves into the stories of the people who make King of Prussia one of Pennsylvania’s most dynamic live-work-play-stay destinations.
In depth interviews provide insight into the companies that make up our diverse business community and put a face to the individuals behind the business. In this edition, we are joined by Kevin Mulqueen, CEO of DāSTOR, LLC.
Can you give us a little information on your background and about your company, DāSTOR?
I started in the Voice and Data Communications industry back in 1991. I am originally from Delaware County and grew up in Chester Heights, PA. I attended Malvern Prep and from there I graduated with a Business Degree from Merrimack University in North Andover, MA. I landed my first job with a regional telecommunications provider, ATX Communications, and stayed there for about 14 years. My experience at ATX was amazing and life changing and put me in a position to start my own business. In the early 2000’s, I founded Cross Connect Solutions (CCS) out of 401 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia. CCS was a multi-tenant co-location provider, meaning we offered a secure, well connected and environmentally conditioned space for our customers’ mission critical infrastructure, where they ran the applications and workloads that powered their businesses. In late 2010, I sold CCS to Sidera Networks and we quickly merged with Lightower Fiber networks. I invested back into the business and stayed on to manage the entire data center business, which was comprised of about 100 facilities around the country.
About six years ago, Lightower was sold to Crown Castle, and I retired a year later. In 2020, COVID happened, and I was ready to do something again. At the same time, I started to get inquiries about different data center businesses that needed an operator. We ended up acquiring the assets of a few existing businesses and combined them to create DāSTOR, LLC. The assets included multi-tenant data centers, but also an extensive product set supporting private cloud, data backup, data storage platforms and security solutions. Our traditional colocation offerings are now complemented by these value-added solutions, all of which are operated out of our four (4) Tier 3 data centers. Of the four (4) data centers, two (2) are in King of Prussia, one off Swedeland Road and the other in Renaissance Park on Horizon Drive.
DāSTOR has officially been in business for over two years and has 27 employees, and we provide infrastructure services and private cloud services to businesses across all our data center facilities.
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