Showing posts with label SuperNAP. Show all posts
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Friday, March 10, 2017

Switch Opens its Massive Data Center in Michigan

Switch, which runs the SUPERNAP data centers in Nevada, officially opened the first Phase of the 1.8 million-square-foot data center campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The iconic building, which is an adaptive reuse of the Steelcase Pyramid, is the center piece of what is intended to become the largest, most advanced data center campus in the eastern U.S.. The entire campus is powered by 100-percent green energy.

“Rob Roy’s vision has turned one of the most iconic buildings in the country into the foundation of what we believe will be the most advanced technology ecosystem campus in the eastern U.S.,” said Switch Executive Vice President for Strategy Adam Kramer.  “Since the announcement of Switch’s expansion into Michigan, the state has been attracting the tech world’s attention, defining the region and the state as an epicenter for technology that runs the internet of absolutely everything.”

https://www.switch.com/switch-grand-rapids-now-open-largest-advanced-data-center-campus-eastern-u-s/

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Switch Commits to 100% Green for Michigan Data Center

Switch, which runs the SUPERNAP data centers in Nevada, has committed to 100% renewable energy for its upcoming SUPERNAP Michigan data center near Grand Rapids/

As part of this announcement and Switch’s continued commitment to run all of its data centers on green energy, Switch has also become a member of the WWF/WRI Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles.

“Sustainably running the internet is one of the driving principles of Switch, which is why in our site selection process for an eastern U.S. SUPERNAP data center site, we had to find a local utility who could provide a pathway to 100 percent renewable power,” said Switch EVP of Strategy Adam Kramer. “When we first met with the team at WRI we knew that our goals aligned perfectly with the Buyers’ Principles, which is why Switch was excited to join.”

https://www.supernap.com/news/switch-plans-to-make-michigan-data-center-100-percent-green.html

Thursday, January 14, 2016

US$300M SUPERNAP Thailand Aims to be First Tier IV Gold Data Center In Asia

Construction is underway of a new US$300 million (11 billion THB) SUPERNAP data center in in Thailand’s eastern province Chonburi.

The new SUPERNAP Thailand data center, which is in the Hemmaraj Industrial Estate, will cover an area of nearly 75 rai or 12 hectares and will be strategically built outside the flood zone, 110-meters above sea level and only 27 kilometers away from an international submarine cable landing station.  The facility, which is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017, will have capacity for more than 6,000 data server racks.

SUPERNAP Thailand will be the first Uptime Institute rated Tier IV Gold data center in Asia, as well as the largest data center in the Kingdom.

“The SUPERNAP Thailand data center is a mirror of Switch SUPERNAP U.S. facilities, which are the first Tier IV Gold carrier-neutral colocation data centers on the planet. This cutting-edge data center will meet the global demand for innovation in Asia Pacific,” said CEO of SUPERNAP International Khaled Bichara. “With the emergence of the AEC and with Thailand’s focus on digital growth, this data center will set a new precedent for quality, security and innovation in Asia Pacific. We look forward to working with Thailand to attract more investment and more growth to the Thai digital economy.”

SUPERNAP International is developing the project in partnership with a group of leading Thai organizations, including CPB Equity, Kasikorn Bank, Siam Commercial Bank and True IDC. Executives from Kasikorn Bank and Siam Commercial Bank say the development of the SUPERNAP Thailand data center will enhance the banks’ use of technology to better serve their customers and provide a homegrown solution for Thai companies that seek to expand their IT capabilities.

https://www.supernap.com/news/supernap-international-build-supernap-thailand-data-center-in-asia.html

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