Online Tech, a Great Lakes based provider of cloud hosting and colocation services, is close to completing the development of a major data center in Metro Detroit. The 34,000 square foot data center in Westland, Michigan, will officially open its doors on August 1.
The company has renovated and built out a mission critical network switching facility formerly occupied by Sprint-Nextel. The 34,000 square foot Metro Detroit Data Center features 18,000 square feet of raised floor space. The carrier-neutral facility features fiber connectivity to eight different telecommunications providers, and supports 1.2 MW of IT load.
The company has invested $10 million in renovating and building this metro Detroit data center. The expansion adds another 15 jobs.
“Companies in healthcare, e-commerce and financial services need data centers designed to support the increasingly complex balance of technical, compliance and security demands,” said Mike Klein, co-CEO of Online Tech. “That is where our secure, compliant data centers come in. Designed specifically for these types of businesses, our Metro Detroit data center will give them a boost as they shift growth into higher gears.”
Like its other data centers, Metro Detroit will maintain Online Tech’s commitment to secure and compliant hosting and colocation with independent compliance verifications and audits, including HIPAA, PCI, SOX and Safe Harbor.
“Detroit’s potential is immense,” said Yan Ness, co-CEO of Online Tech. “Our new data center brings crucial technology infrastructure to a city with an economic engine that is beginning to rumble. Data centers are the indispensable infrastructure for today’s U.S. companies in the same way that large factories were in the 20th century and railroads were in the 19th century.”