Work Begins on US Signal’s Newest Data Center
June 5, 2019
Work Begins on US Signal’s Newest Data Center as Demand Soars for Outsourced and Co-located IT Services
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 5, 2019 - US Signal, a leading data center services provider, today confirmed that, following an approval meeting with the Van Buren Township Planning Commission and receipt of the official building permit from the township’s director of planning, construction work has now commenced on the company’s second Greater Detroit data center.
US Signal made the decision to build the new data center to Tier 3 standards, based on unprecedented growth within the managed data center services market and a series of significant client wins. The new SSAE-certified facility will enable US Signal to keep pace with continued large-scale adoption of cloud-first, hybrid and off-premises data center strategies that require demand for colocation space.
“We began initial preparations for this data center last year around the time we published our US Signal IT Resilience Survey," said Dave Wisz, executive vice president of Operations at US Signal. “The survey confirmed that the majority of businesses were already utilizing third-party data center and cloud providers to manage day-to-day operations of their IT infrastructure — and that this trend will become even more pronounced in the coming years. In the months since that report, the market has continued to evolve. More businesses than ever before are opting for managed data center solutions and services — and we have responded with new strategic and technical partnerships. All these factors make our data center investment both prudent and timely — enabling us to further extend our offering and fuel our growth far into the future.”
The construction of US Signal’s newest data center is firmly focused on security and availability. The facility will be fitted with the very latest biometric security to ensure strict, controlled access to the building while the wider perimeter will be surrounded by vehicle force security fencing.
Once completed, the data center will include diverse fiber feeds that interconnect thousands of miles of US Signal-owned fiber — enabling resilient and redundant regional, state-wide and national connectivity. With a clear focus on efficiency and environmental considerations, it will also be fitted with an N+X cooling system, which utilizes the latest free cooling technology.
For more information, visit https://ussignal.com/data-centers/detroit-metro.
About US Signal
US Signal is a provider of data center services, offering connectivity, cloud hosting, colocation, data protection, and disaster recovery solutions – all powered by its wholly owned and operated, robust, fiber network. US Signal also helps customers optimize their IT resources through managed and professional services.