Involta, the owner of the 2-year-old facility in Akron that holds a gazillon bits of computerized data, has received a $50 million infusion from private equity investors.

Involta LLC President Bruce Lehrman said Monday that the money means the company has needed capital to support its growth throughout the country, including the ongoing expansion at the Akron data-storage facility.

“We think it’s a tremendous opportunity,” Lehrman said, noting the company also is considering opening a second Northeast Ohio facility in the Cleveland area.

Equity company M/C Partners of Boston led the $50 million investment group that includes Morgan Stanley Investment Partners.

Lehrman declined to say how much stake in Involta the investors are receiving in exchange for the $50 million.

Based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Involta expanded into Ohio in 2012. It opened its $17 million Akron data center on Miller Avenue in a concrete block building in June of that year. City and county leaders were thrilled to attract investment to a depressed, industrial area of South Akron.

Involta received local and state financial incentives to build on land that previously housed Brown-Graves Lumber Co.

Now, Involta is building a second data “hall” at the Akron center, increasing storage capacity by adding many more racks of computer servers.

The Akron center — its ultra-tight security includes an iris-reading machine and more than 30 cameras — hosts customers’ data on its own equipment or houses equipment those customers own.

Employment in Akron stands at about 10 full- and part-time employees and will grow when the facility’s second data hall opens this year. The addition will cost $4 million.

Lehrman had said that once the second data hall reaches capacity, the next phase will be a new building that would be constructed to the east of the current facility. No timeline for such expansion has been set.

Involta, formed in 2007, operates six other data centers, all outside Ohio. Early this year the company said it would open a second center in Boise, Idaho, by the end of the year.

Katie Byard can be reached at 330-996-3781 or kbyard@thebeaconjournal.com.