Date: April 15, 2014
US Signal is inviting West Michigan businesses to learn more about the new Grand Rapids East data center at a reception on Tuesday, May 20th at the company’s headquarters in Grand Rapids.
The event kicks off with an open cocktail reception at 4:30 p.m. at 201 Ionia Ave. SW. The US Signal leadership team will deliver an executive briefing about the new facility at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A session. Those interested in attending can RSVP at www.ussignalcom.com/gr-east or call 866-2-SIGNAL.
Expected to open in June, GR East is the first purpose-built data center in West Michigan and the third US Signal owned and operated facility in the state.
Company leaders said the decision to construct the new 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data center, with expansion capabilities for up to 40,000 square feet, was a direct response to increased local market demand.
“Our customer base has grown rapidly and the need for more colocation space and increased bandwidth has grown with it,” said Dave Wisz, executive vice president of operations. “The majority of space in the new data center will be dedicated to customer utilization and colocation. We want to share with our current and potential customers what this new facility could mean for their business and network solutions.”
In addition to immediate access to industry-leading network services, customers will also have access to seven other US Signal owned and operated Midwest data centers, allowing them to create compliant and affordable disaster recovery solutions. The data center will feature a controlled environment monitored by US Signal’s Network Operations Center and customizable architecture with options for full cabinet, half cabinet or caged space. Cloud Kiosk, US Signal’s recently released onboarding service, will also be available.