Troy-based TelNet Worldwide, a provider of communications services, has partnered with Virginia-based EdgeConneX to develop a data center in Southfield to centralize IT operations and equipment for industries such as health care, finance, government, and engineering.
“Our Southfield Data center is designed for customers who require the power density to support the infrastructure behind those business-critical applications now and in the future,” says Patrick O’Leary, CEO of TelNet. “Partnering with EdgeConneX ensures our clients receive every advantage of next-generation data center design, including highly-redundant disaster recovery, improved efficiency and scalability here in Michigan and across a growing network of facilities nationwide.”
The 40,000 square feet facility has a secure storage room, an equipment staging area, a conference room, and office space. There is a multi-level security system that includes PIN and live video authentication.
Access to numerous local and national providers is available, and clients receive 24/7 access to technical support, customer care, and monitoring of their services.
According to the Data Center Map, there are 23 data centers in the Detroit area.