Nashville's boom, and renewable energy, power new data center near Beretta

It’s a bet on Nashville and a bet on the expansion of those data-intensive industries,” Milman said in an interview. “There’s a fantastic, educated workforce; low unemployment; and great livability.

Jordan Milman built his career on Wall Street, including a role at Deutsche Bank alongside a subprime mortgage trader made famous in Michael Lewis‘ book “The Big Short,” about how the housing bubble triggered the Great Recession.

Now, Milman is investing in Gallatin — with the first of what he hopes will be several data centers across the road from the Italian gunmaker Beretta and its manufacturing plant.

Milman’s startup, Archer Datacenters, is set to buy nearly 30 acres of land on Tuesday where the company aims to open a roughly 70,000-square-foot data center in 2020. It’s a “colocation” center, which means Milman will rent space for servers and other hardware to businesses looking to securely store their data.