Online Tech Adds New Data Center in Michigan
- Nov 20, 2013
Online Tech, a multi-tenant data center operator headquartered in Ann Arbor, recently announced it will expand its presence in the Detroit Metro area by building a new, enterprise cloud hosting facility in Westland in Wayne County.
The 34,000-square-foot building will be the company’s fourth data center in Michigan; Online Tech already has a 32,500-square-foot data hosting center in Flint and two centers in Ann Arbor totaling 30,000 square feet of space. With the new addition, Online Tech’s data center footprint will reach 100,000 square feet.
“Metro Detroit is a perfect location for expansion with a healthy enterprise market of Fortune 500 companies and a fast-growing community of startups in the healthcare, financial and retail industries,” said Online Tech Co-CEO Mike Klein in a press statement.
Online Tech will invest $10 million in this project which is expected to create 15 new jobs that will provide IT infrastructure and services to the growing Michigan companies. The company has tapped data center design and construction firm Carlson to manage the renovation and expansion of the mission critical network switching facility that was formerly occupied by Sprint-Nextel, a telecommunications holding company and global internet provider.
According to information from Data Center Map, currently there are 1199 data centers in 48 states across the country. To no one’s surprise California tops the chart with 161 cloud data hosting facilities, while Michigan ranks 12th with 34 data centers.
Image via Online Tech; chart courtesy of Data Center Map