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Construction begins on US Signal's New Data Center

US Signal announced that work has begun on their new data center in the Greater Detroit area. The construction on the company's second data center in the area commenced after an approval meeting with the Van Buren Township Planning Commission and receipt of the official building permit from the township's director of planning.

The new SSAE-certified data center will be built to Tier 3 standards and 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.

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Published Thursday, June 06, 2019 7:16 AM by David Marshall
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