Data center services provider US Signal has commenced the construction of its newest data center in Van Buren Township, Michigan, part of the greater Detroit area. The facility is slated to open its doors in Q4 2019. The new “state-of-the-art” facility will add up to 100,000 square feet of additional data center space in greater Detroit.
Connected to US Signal’s wholly-owned, secured network, the new data center will be the fourth facility for the company in Michigan, with two additional data centers owned and operated in Grand Rapids and one in Southfield.
This additional Michigan data center will provide organizations with a local option for colocation, disaster recovery (DR) and cloud hosting.
“As organizations develop hybrid cloud strategies in Michigan and across the United States, they often seek to alleviate the burden of owning and operating their own data center,” said Dave Wisz, executive vice president of operations at US Signal. “The new greater Detroit data center will increase US Signal’s data center availability and enable organizations throughout the region to take advantage of both geographic diversity and lower latency because of the adjacency between their office and their colocated equipment and cloud hosting services.”
US Signal’s SSAE 16-certified data centers are strategically located in “business-friendly” locations throughout America’s heartland. All the company’s data centers, including the additional facilities in Oakbrook, Illinois, Madison, Wisconsin, Indianapolis and South Bend, Indiana are at least 200 miles apart and are on separate power grids to minimize the effects of natural disasters. Situated in areas with cooler weather for energy efficiency and protected from weather-related events, they would be easily accessible from main transportation routes.