Cisco Systems, one of the region's biggest employers, is set to unveil a new $100 million data center in Research Triangle Park that was touted by CEO John Chambers on his visit here over a year ago.
The two-story facility will showcase a lab where Cisco will develop and test software applications as well as a data recovery site for use during emergencies.
Cisco, the nation's largest computer networking company, hopes to sell its customers on buying routing and switching equipment to build similar data centers. The Silicon Valley company, which employs 4,800 in RTP, is so high on the data center it's hosting an open house next week to show off the facility.
The company says the dual function -- R&D lab and disaster recovery -- are unique in the industry.