Ripple is the official IT service provider of the ATV, or Atlanta Tech Village if you prefer the long way home. So, what exactly is big deal about this new Buckhead building? Well, let us fill you in on why we’re so excited to be part of the ATV community.
The ATV aims to be a center for technology and technology-related companies. Located in Buckhead on Piedmont Road, the building boasts over 103,000 sq/ft and will offer ZipCar rental right in its expansive 93,000 sq/ft parking lot.
With all these progressive, talented people under one roof, the ATV expects there will be a constant stream of events, meetups and collaborations between businesses. Imagine a hybrid building of traditional offices and coworking spaces with people from a multitude of companies sharing not only physical space but ideas, and you can start to see the potential benefits of working in the ATV. Not to mention how Atlanta itself will increasingly be seen as a hub for technology-based companies.
Another perk to leasing space within the ATV is that there’s no long term contracts. Pricing is actually per person per month, making expanding and shrinking extremely easy. So, there’s seemingly no need to go hunting for bigger or smaller office space in some random, renovated loft building.
ATV leaders say they will try to maintain a ratio of 80% tech companies and 20% service providers, which should facilitate more clear and defined b2b relationships for those companies that choose to work with these in-house providers.
Ripplers have been busy setting up a super fast network that, when our work is completed, will contain well over a gigabit of fiber (that’s roughly 650 T-1s). And since managing the network infrastructure will be the job of ATV/Ripple, IT support costs for startups and small businesses working within the building will be significantly less. Neat.
We’re excited to welcome the ATV to Atlanta, and to be a part of the action. Atlanta has long been home to some really great, forward-thinking companies, and it’s about time we gained some more recognition for our efforts. The ATV will undoubtably be an eyeopener for those not yet familiar with the ATL as a hub for technology leaders.
If you’re interested in learning more about how we help small-to-midsize businesses leverage IT to become more profitable, plan for the future, and keep employees productive and happy then click the button below to see the Atlanta Tech Village case study.