Switch to build SUPERNAP Michigan in Grand Rapids area
CALEDONIA, Mich. — Switch plans to locate a new $5 billion SUPERNAP data center campus in Caledonia. The campus would span two million square feet making it the largest data center campus in the eastern U.S.
Switch, based in Nevada, estimates the campus would create thousands of construction jobs over the estimated 10-year build-out of the entire project. The vast majority of contractors would be hired from the local workforce. Once completed, Switch and its clients are projected to employ 1,000 people to work at the SUPERNAP Michigan data center campus.
Seventy percent of the company’s current workforce is comprised of veterans. Switch will continue its commitment to hire veterans at the new Grand Rapids-area data center.
SUPERNAP Michigan will serve Switch’s current clients with geographic redundancy and new clients with national connectivity. It will offer low millisecond access to the largest population hubs in the country.
According to the Switch website, SUPERNAP facilities are the first and only carrier-neutral colocation data centers to be certified Tier IV Gold in Operations by the Uptime Institute. SUPERNAP data centers are also certified Tier IV in both Design and Facility categories.
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