US Signal has announced that construction work has begun on its new data center in Van Buren Township. The announcement follows an approval meeting with the Van Buren Township Commission and receipt of the official building permit from the township’s director of planning. The data company announced late last year they would build the new data center.
The company has decided to build the center to Tier 3 standards based on unprecedented growth within the managed data center services market and added clients. The new facility, which is SSAE-certified, will allow the company to keep pace with the large-scale adoption of cloud-first, hybrid, and off-premises data center strategies which demand colocation space.
“More businesses than ever before are opting for managed data center solutions and services, and we have responded with new strategic and technical partnerships,” says Dave Wisz, executive vice president of operations at US Signal. “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.”
Construction of the new data center is focused on security and availability. The facility will be fitted with the latest security to ensure strict access to the building. The wider perimeter of the data center will be surrounded by vehicle force security fencing.
The data center will include diverse fiber feeds that interconnect thousands of miles of fiber owned by US Signal which will enable resilient and redundant regional, state-wide, and national connectivity. The building will also be fitted with an N+X cooling system that utilizes the latest free cooling technology, prioritizing efficiency and environmental considerations.
US Signal provides data center services including connectivity, cloud hosting, colocation, data protection, and disaster recovery solutions, all powered by its fiber network. The company also helps customers optimize their IT resources.