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Network provider doubles data center
A local network provider is expanding a data center in town by 20,000 square feet.
Grand Rapids-based US Signal said yesterday that it’s set to break ground on the expansion of a 20,000-square-foot data center in Grand Rapids. The company operates two data centers in the city, and their locations aren't disclosed for security.
The company said the expansion is due to its rapidly growing customer base in Michigan.
The expansion will increase the data center's physical space for customer growth and increase the capacity of US Signal’s cloud and network services.
In the past five years, US Signal has deployed cloud infrastructure in Detroit and expanded data centers in Indianapolis, Madison, Wisconsin, Chicago and Grand Rapids.
It has also expanded networks in Holland, Hudsonville, Zeeland, Traverse City, metro Detroit and other Midwest locations.
US Signal said that with the majority of major data centers being located on the coasts, Midwest enterprises experience lower latency to their equipment and cloud services by connecting to data centers in Michigan.
In the Midwest, the company operates eight data centers, a footprint of more than 100,000 square feet.
US Signal’s expansion plans in Michigan include an additional data center in the Detroit market, expanding network density in northern Michigan and increasing its professional and managed services offerings.
“We have been an integral part of Michigan’s and the Midwest’s infrastructure transformation,” said Richard Postma, chairman and CEO, US Signal. "It is no longer possible to simply offer one service to the exclusion of a truly integrated customer solution that emphasizes the ability to transport, house and protect data on a proprietary system.”