Grand Rapids-based global technology infrastructure corporation Switch today announced it has signed a colocation deal with Jackson’s Consumers Energy, selling out 90 percent of the second sector of the Switch Pyramid data center ahead of schedule. Work has already begun on the next sector of the data center.
“Like Switch, Consumers Energy has made a commitment to the planet and to Michigan. This new agreement with Switch keeps our dollars in Michigan as we work to power our IT infrastructure with 100 percent renewable energy,” says Brian Rich, senior vice president for customer experience and technology at Consumers Energy. “We have been pleased to work with Switch, first to develop a new program that powers Switch with renewable energy, and now to be a client at the Switch Pyramid.”
The two companies have been working together for the last three years. Consumers Energy provides 100 percent renewable energy to Switch’s Pyramid Campus, and now Consumers Energy is housing its data in Switch’s Tier 5 Platinum data center ecosystem.
“Consumers Energy’s selection of Switch’s Pyramid Campus to house its mission-critical data demonstrates their need to be operating in a data center environment that provides unparalleled security, resiliency and 100-percent uptime,” says Adam Kramer, executive vice president of strategy at Switch. “We are pleased to welcome Consumers Energy to the growing technology ecosystem at the Switch Pyramid.”
Switch is headquartered in Las Vegas. Consumers Energy provides natural gas and/or electricity to 6.7 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents.