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University Announces Major New High-Performance Computing Cluster Propelling Development as a Top-Tier Research Institution

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Technology giant Switch provides critical data ecosystem infrastructure to power new University of Nevada, Reno cluster RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada, Reno today unveiled development of a new, user-driven, high-performance computing cluster that will boost research capacity and better support the latest research applications such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, computational biology and neurosciences, bioinformatics and…

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Switch Leads Consumers Energy’s Program To Bring 100% Renewable Energy to Michigan Businesses

Switch NEWS (source: Consumers Energy Press Release, May 15, 2017)

Switch Data Center in Grand Rapids Would Be New Program’s First Customer JACKSON, Mich., May 15, 2017 – Consumers Energy is making good on its commitment to a clean Michigan future by working with large businesses — including the new Switch Pyramid data center in West Michigan — that want to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy. The Michigan…

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Michigan Governor Declares Switch PYRAMID Data Center “Awesome” at Official Grand Opening

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder joined Rob and Stella Roy, and a host of the state’s political, economic development and local leadership to “cut the ribbon” marking the official grand opening of the iconic Switch PYRAMID data center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “This was an iconic building in Michigan.  To see it transformed by Switch into the most advanced, largest data…

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Switch’s Rapid Response Enables New Hospital Customer to Uphold Patient Safety During Emergency

Switch News

Utilizes the Power of The SUPERLOOP and Saves the Day for a Top Critical Access Hospital in Rural Nevada In less than 48 hours of receiving an emergency call, Switch extends fiber Internet services into Mt. Grant General Hospital from the 500-mile SUPERLOOP high-speed backbone to keep one of the nation’s top Critical Access Hospitals online. Todd Radtke, CIO…

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Why Switch Created the Energy Choice Initiative: A New Energy Future for a New Nevada Economy

Rob Roy

Switch Founder and CEO Rob Roy shares the importance of the passage of Question 3 and what energy choice means to Nevadans. One truth in today’s world is that technology and innovation wait for no one. We are all witnesses to technological advances that touch every single aspect of our lives, occurring at such a fast pace that it is often…

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Switch Launches STEAM Village To Promote Education

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Switch’s interactive learning lab makes its debut at 8th Annual ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. An interactive, new ArtPrize Eight attraction aimed at helping kids start thinking about their future careers opens Saturday. Many people have heard of STEM education which focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). But, ArtPrize Eight officials are supporting the efforts of a number…

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Switch’s Jason Mendenhall Shares Insight On How Cloud Growth Drives Wholesale Demand

Data Center Frontier

Data Center Frontier’s quarterly Roundtable column showcases thought leadership on the state of the data center industry and where it is headed. Welcome to our fourth Data Center Executive Roundtable, a quarterly feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the state of the data center industry, and where it is headed. In our Second Quarter 2016 roundtable, we will…

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Switch Is Building The Best Workforce By Investing In Its Employees

Data Center Frontier

Switch’s Tracy Brown discusses the unique education partnerships and workforce training initiatives that help build elite teams. Building the best colocation data centers on the planet requires more than an agile technology ecosystems. It is important to develop a talented team to operate and maintain them. Just like Switch Founder and CEO Rob Roy thought about modern-day data center design…

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Barrick’s switch to Switch brings cost savings, new possibilities in data management

Barrick Beyond Borders

Barrick Beyond Borders “If our ambition is to be world class at an operational level, it’s not enough to have great mining assets. We must also develop our data management capabilities.” Five years ago, Barrick’s data and storage servers were housed at five data centers around the world. Soon they will be housed at just one: the Switch data…

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Switch Begins Construction on the Largest Data Center Campus in the Eastern U.S.

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Switch is on. West Michigan business leaders woke up in the mood to celebrate on Wednesday, Dec. 16. It was the morning after a late night session in which the state legislature approved tax breaks aimed at attracting the largest data center in the eastern United States to the former Steelcase pyramid. “Today,…

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Switch Confirms Plans for Massive Michigan Data Center

Data Center Frontier

Switch has confirmed plans to build a massive SUPERNAP data center complex in Grand Rapids, Michigan after the passage of tax incentives that were crucial to the deal. The Las Vegas company, which operates a huge cloud campus in Las Vegas, plans to invest as much as $5 billion in a data center complex at the former Steelcase…

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Switch Ranked #1 out of Top 10 Cloud Campus Ecosystems

Data Center Frontier

Today we provide a look inside the Top 10 Cloud Campuses, the places where the cloud resides. Cloud campuses is our term for the sites where technology titans concentrate massive amounts of computing power in multiple data center facilities. These huge campuses are where the cloud lives – the physical manifestation of the Internet, often located in rural areas offering…

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Convergence of Clouds Powers Expansion at SUPERNAP

Data Center Frontier

The Switch SUPERNAP campus in Las Vegas has it all: massive scale, impressive connectivity, extreme density, technology innovation, distinctive design and a powerful convergence of cloud computing companies. That’s why the three huge data center buildings on the main SUPERNAP campus have attracted a critical mass of more than 1,000 customers, including 120 cloud and managed service specialists and 50…

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Internet, aprirà in Italia il principale snodo di connettività europeo

Lorenzo Longhitano WIRED.it

Las Vegas (Nevada) – I data center modulari made in USA di Switch SUPERNAP arrivano in Italia: lo ha annunciato ufficialmente – dopo qualche mese dalle prime notizie a riguardo – SUPERNAP International, una partnership nata dall’intesa tra l’azienda statunitense costruttrice delle omonime soluzioni ad alta efficienza e l’ACDC Fund partecipato da Orascom TMT Investments e Accelero Capital. In patria,…

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SUPERNAP: The New “Fort Knox” in the Desert

Wall Street Daily

Data. One small word… but an incredibly massive industry. Longtime readers will know that we’ve highlighted Big Data as a major tech growth trend since we started publishing Wall Street Daily. Indeed, just a few weeks ago, I wrote about a shift among companies towards using third-party data centers. The goal? To increase their uptime and internet connectivity speed, as…

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Switch becomes first data center provider to join White House American Business Act on Climate Pledge

Yevgeniy Sverdlik Data Center Knowledge

Switch, the operator of a large data center campus in Las Vegas called SUPERNAP, has joined the second round of pledges by private-sector companies to invest millions of dollars into combating climate change under a White House-led initiative. President Barack Obama’s administration unveiled the initiative, called the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, in July and announced that 13 of…

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With seven women among its top 14 executives, Switch sets itself apart

Daniel Rothberg VEGAS Inc.

When Missy Young, now an executive vice president at Las Vegas data company Switch, was 12, she remembers her mother “banging her head against the glass ceiling” as the only female vice president at a bank. She was paid $50,000 per year less than her male colleagues. “That’s not fair,” Young told her mother at the time. “You should make…

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Game company plans $50 million expansion into Southern Nevada

Las Vegas Sun

Machine Zone, Inc., the company behind “Game of War: Fire Age” — the top grossing iPhone game in 30 countries — announced plans Thursday to expand its operation into Southern Nevada. The company is expected to make a $50 million investment in the state, in large part by purchasing up to 4,000 servers. Machine Zone has already signed a lease…

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Switch announces investment in downtown Reno Innevation Center

By Staff Report University of Nevada Reno

The vibrant, innovation ecosystem taking hold in Nevada will be further strengthened thanks to an investment by Switch, the recognized world leader in data-center development and mission-critical operations. Switch is funding the half-million-dollar interior build-out of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Innevation Center in downtown Reno, creating a hub of innovation and commercialization. The Innevation Center, “powered by Switch,”…

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Switch Plans Massive $1 Billion SUPERNAP Data Center in Reno

By Rich Miller Data Center Knowledge

Few data center providers build bigger than Switch. Today the Las Vegas company unveiled plans for its largest project yet, a $1 billion, 3 million square foot SUPERNAP data center campus on 1,000 acres of land near Reno, Nevada. E-commerce giant eBay Inc. will be the anchor tenant for the SUPERNAP Reno, which will connect to the main SUPERNAP campus…

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CenturyLink Moves into Switch SUPERNAP in Vegas

Data Center Knowledge

CenturyLink announced it has signed a data center services deal with Switch Tuesday. CenturyLink will sell space in one of Switch’s Las Vegas facilities, while Switch customers will have access to the Monroe, Louisiana-based telco’s extensive data center services portfolio. The Switch SUPERNAP campus in Vegas is well known for its sleek design, massive size and ex-military security personnel. CenturyLink…

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Shutterfly Deploys 1,000 Cabinets at SUPERNAP Ecosystem

Shutterfly Deploys 1,000 Cabinets at SUPERNAP Ecosystem

Las Vegas, Nevada – Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – Switch SUPERNAP, the world leader in data center ecosystem design, development and mission critical operations, announced it has executed a seven-year contract with Shutterfly, Inc. to provide colocation and connectivity services. Shutterfly, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and digital retailer of high-quality personalized products and services offered through a family of…

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Switch SUPERNAP and Intel Collaborate with UNLV to Boost Scientific Research and Economic Development

SUPERNAP News

Joe Lombardo – Executive Director of National Supercomputing Center for Energy and Environment, UNLV John White – EVP and Provost, UNLV | Don Snyder – UNLV President | Bryan Wolfe – VP, Managing Director, Intel Capital Rob Roy – CEO and Founder, Switch | Charlie Wuischpard – VP, Intel | Dr. Mark Seager – CTO, Intel Martin Leslie – Business…

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Switch SUPERNAP Partners With 6fusion For Better Usage And Cost Transparency

Data Center Knowledge

Switch SUPERNAP has partnered with 6fusion for better cost transparency. 6fusion’s technology and utility methodology will be integrated into SUPERNAP’s technology environment to provide cost transparency through 6fusion’s patented unit of measure, the Workload Allocation Cube (WAC). The partnership will form the cornerstone of the recently announced spot market for Infrastructure-as-a-Service, where WAC will serve as the standard unit of…

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SUPERNAP 8 Earns Tier IV Gold Status for Operations

By Rich Miller Data Center Knowledge

Uptime isn’t just about having a resilient facility. Human error is among the leading causes of data center outages, underlining the importance of a well-trained staff and operational best practices. The team at Switch in Las Vegas has now met the highest standards on both fronts. After earning Tier IV certification from the Uptime Institute earlier this year, Switch’s SUPERNAP…

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Data Center Leader Switch SUPERNAP partners with Accelero and OTMTI to form SUPERNAP International

SUPERNAP News

New Venture to Revolutionize Colocation Globally LAS VEGAS, NEVADA U.S.A. – MARCH 2014 – Accelero Capital Holdings S.à r.l. (“Accelero”), Orascom TMT Investments’ S.à r.l. (“OTMTI”) and Switch SUPERNAP today announced they have formed a joint venture, SUPERNAP International, to design and build data center ecosystems worldwide based on the design of the state-of-the-art, multi-tenant, Tier IV-rated SUPERNAPS in Las…

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Inside SUPERNAP 8: Switch’s Tier IV Data Fortress

By Rich Miller Data Center Knowledge

LAS VEGAS, NV – Once you’ve built the mighty SuperNAP, what do you do for an encore? If you’re data center provider Switch, you build a better SuperNAP right next door. The debut of the SuperNAP data center in 2009 put Switch on the map in a big way. At more than 400,000 square feet, the SuperNAP offered unprecedented scale…

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