GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- US Signal today announced the completion of its most recent project, a 20,000-square-foot addition to its industry-leading data center in its home city of Grand Rapids, Mich. With Internet of Things (IoT) applications and the increased adoption of cloud computing, disaster recovery (DR) solutions, and IT outsourcing driving the need for increased data center space throughout the United States, the expansion project will help the Michigan-based IT solutions provider further expand its Midwest footprint to meet that need.
The expansion doubles the footprint of the existing data center, which opened in mid-2014. It is US Signal's first purpose-built data center in West Michigan and the third US Signal owned and operated facility in the state. The company also owns and operates data centers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
The project was initiated earlier this year to accommodate growth among US Signal's existing clients and to support the region's prospering business and technology communities. Tours of the expanded data center, as well as other US Signal data centers, are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advanced Features for Efficiency and Security
The Grand Rapids facility was built from the ground up to meet and/or exceed industry Tier 3 requirements, including n+1 redundancy and multiple distribution paths to allow for no service outages due to maintenance, repair or replacement of equipment. It incorporates some of the latest security measures, including biometric access controls that can auto sense height to automatically position the units for iris scanning. An advanced CCTV surveillance system monitors and records activity on the interior and exterior of the building.
Like all US Signal data centers, the expanded facility helps companies meet many of their regulatory requirements, and is monitored 24/7/365 by US Signal's Network Operations Center. As part of US Signal's strategically located, Midwest-based facilities, the Grand Rapids data center also enables companies throughout the region to take advantage of both geographic diversity and lower latency to their colocated equipment and cloud services.
Services include a wide array of customizable cloud and colocation solutions; advanced data protection services, and cost-effective, time-saving managed services. Professional services are also available on a by-the-project basis and include data center migrations and database projects.
Wholly-owned Network Serves as Differentiator
In addition to growing its data center footprint, US Signal continues to strengthen its position as a leading provider of total IT solutions. With its wholly owned network comprised of 14,000 miles of lit fiber, access to over 225 data centers and POPs, Tier 1 peering relationships and metro rings in strategic markets, it is among the few companies that can minimize downtime and latency; ensure reliability, speed and security in its cloud and colocation services; and integrate secure, high-speed network services.
US Signal also is expanding its expertise in developing, deploying and testing DR solutions. The company will share some of the latest best practices in DR, data protection and other areas at its first annual Midwest Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Summit this fall. The series of single-day events will be held in select Midwest cities, starting with Chicago, Illinois on September 20. Additional details and registration is available at: http://ussignal.com/bcdrsummit
About US Signal
US Signal is a leading IT solutions provider of secure, reliable network, cloud hosting, colocation, data protection and disaster recovery services — all powered by its expansive, robust fiber network. With over 14,000 miles of lit fiber and metro rings in strategic markets, US Signal offers one of the Midwest's largest, fully deployed networks. The company also helps customers optimize their IT resources through the provision of managed services and professional services. For more information, visit: www.ussignal.com.
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