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U.S. Conference of Mayors Unanimously Approves Resolution on Data Protection and Data Center Resiliency

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Resolution, Sponsored by Henderson Mayor Debra March, Stresses National Enhanced Physical and Cyber Data Security Measures Henderson, Nev.  — The nation’s mayors have unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by Henderson Mayor Debra March calling for sweeping improvements to how private businesses and governments protect data from cyber attacks, physical attacks, severe weather events, and other types of catastrophic threats to…

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Criterion Data Runs on Renewable Energy

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Criterion uses Switch data centers to provide colocation services for its work in Las Vegas.  These data centers are powered by 100% renewable energy.  From 2016-2017, Switch retired over 1,892 Geothermal and Solar Renewable Energy Credits (REC) on behalf of Criterion Systems, making our energy consumption 100% green at Switch’s data center facilities. A REC is proof that 1…

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Consumers Energy Signs Large Deal at Switch’s Pyramid Campus in Grand Rapids

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Construction Underway on the Next Sector of the over 1.8 Million Square Foot Campus GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Switch (NYSE: SWCH), the global technology infrastructure corporation that is powering the future of the connected world®, today announced that it has signed a large colocation deal with Consumers Energy (NYSE: CMS), officially selling out 90 percent of the second sector…

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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Signs “Switch Bill” Data Center Tax Exemption Legislation

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New Law Paves Way for Construction of Switch’s Hyperscale Colocation Data Center Campus in Atlanta ATLANTA, GA — Switch (NYSE: SWCH) the global technology solutions corporation that is powering the future of the connected world®, today announced that construction is underway at the company’s more than 1 million square foot, Tier 5® Platinum PRIME data center…

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Switch Announces 15 MW Deal with International Streaming Media Corporation at its Nevada Data Centers

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The Client will use Switch for its Primary U.S. Data Centers Las Vegas and Reno, NV — Switch (NYSE: SWCH), the technology infrastructure corporation that is powering the future of the connected world®, today announced that an international streaming media corporation has signed a 15 MW colocation deal. The streaming corporation plans to use Switch’s North American PRIME data centers…

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Switch CIO Missy Young Accepted into Forbes Technology Council

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Forbes Technology Council is an Invitation-Only Community for World-Class CIOs, CTOs and Technology Executives LAS VEGAS — Missy Young, Chief Information Officer of Switch (NYSE: SWCH), the global technology infrastructure corporation that is powering the future of the connected world®, has been accepted into the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives. Missy Young…

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Five FIRST Nevada Robotics Teams Representing Nevada Head to the World Championship in Houston

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Winners of the state level FIRST® robotics competitions advance to compete with students from across the world LAS VEGAS – FIRST Nevada Robotics announced today that five FIRST Nevada robotics teams have won the state level competition and are headed to the World Championship robotic competition in Houston, TX. The World Championships will be held from April 18 through 21. Nevada…

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Switch Inspires Future Technology Leaders at 2018 Las Vegas Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition

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Partnership with STEAM Non-Profit Teaches Students Critical Skills for Future Workforce Readiness and Tech Talent in Nevada Inspired by the value of FIRST Robotics’ mission to help young people combine the STEAM education skills of creativity, invention, engineering and team collaboration, Switch was the…

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Munters Joins Switch’s Data Center Patent Licensing Program

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Licensing Agreement includes Right to Sell Switch’s Highly Efficient, Patented Exterior Wall Penetrating Multi-Mode HVAC to Others LAS VEGAS — Switch (NYSE: SWCH), the global technology solutions corporation that is powering the future of the connected world®, today announced that Munters has elected to participate in Switch’s utility patent licensing program.  Switch’s licensing program extends the benefits of its patented…

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Consumers Energy’s New Renewable Energy Program Helps General Motors and Switch in Michigan

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Program Matches Energy Used by Large Businesses with Clean Sources JACKSON, Mich., March 8, 2018 – General Motors and Switch are the first participants in a new Consumers Energy program to help large businesses use large renewable energy sources. Both companies are now matching 100 percent of their electric use at key operations in Michigan with wind-generated power. The…

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Consumers Energy’s New Renewable Energy Program Helps General Motors and Switch in Michigan

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Program Matches Energy Used by Large Businesses with Clean Sources JACKSON, Mich., March 8, 2018 – General Motors and Switch are the first participants in a new Consumers Energy program to help large businesses use large renewable energy sources. Both companies are now matching 100 percent of their electric use at key operations in Michigan with wind-generated power. The…

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Switch Announces Rob Roy’s Gigawatt Nevada, the Largest Solar Project in the United States

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Capital Dynamics to Develop Gigawatt 1 the First Gigawatt Solar Project Portfolio LAS VEGAS — Switch (NYSE: SWCH), the technology infrastructure corporation that is powering the future of the connected world®, together with Capital Dynamics, today announced the construction of the single largest solar project portfolio in the United States. Switch CEO and Founder Rob Roy’s Gigawatt 1 solar project will…

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Switch Returns as Lead Sponsor of the 2018 Las Vegas Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition

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STEAM Non-Profit Teaches Students Problem Solving, Teamwork, Inspired Robot Design and Building Highlights from the 2017 Las Vegas Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition LAS VEGAS – Switch (NYSE: SWCH) and FIRST Nevada have teamed up again to demonstrate the value of STEAM education and careers in these fields, through robot design and creation for the 2018 Las Vegas Regional FIRST®…

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Hulu Moves Data Centers to 100 Percent Renewable Energy Facility

Switch NEWS (source: Hulu Tech Blog)

By Rafael Soltanovich, Vice President, Software Development at Hulu It takes a lot of energy to connect millions of viewers across the United States with the content they love. With a tech team of more than 620 Hulugans powering our library of 75,000+ on-demand episodes and a live TV service that ingests over 1000 streams daily, we’re always looking for…

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Switch Retains CBRE for Exclusive Agency Agreement for Switch’s Tier 5® Platinum PRIME Colocation Data Centers

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Highest-Rated, Most Advanced Data Centers in the World to be Represented by the World’s Largest Brokerage LAS VEGAS — Switch (NYSE: SWCH) the global technology solutions corporation that is powering the future of the connected world®, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive agency agreement with CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. CBRE…

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Schneider Electric Licenses Key Patents for Hot Aisle Containment and Cooling Technology From Switch

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The Patent License Reflects a Growing Relationship between Switch and Schneider LAS VEGAS — Switch has licensed its patented hot-aisle containment and cooling technology known in the industry as the Switch T-SCIFs® and the Switch TSCs to Schneider Electric. “We are excited to conclude this important license, clearing the way for us to incorporate Switch’s innovative hot aisle containment and…

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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 Announces Industry-Transforming Built-To-Suit Switch MOD Data Center Product Line

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Switch MOD 100 and Switch MOD 250 Data Centers can be Customized and Scaled to Meet On-Premise Customer Demand CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE EXCITING BRIEF Switch MOD VIDEO LAS VEGAS — Switch, the global technology solutions company that is powering the future of the connected world™, today announced its Modularly Optimized Design (MOD) line of data centers that…

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Switch Core Campus Opens LAS VEGAS 10 Data Center

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Hyperscale Expansion Fueled by Strong Client Demand WATCH THE COOL 2-MINUTE CORE CAMPUS VIDEO LAS VEGAS – Switch, the global technology solutions corporation that is powering the future of the connected world™, today announced the opening of its LAS VEGAS 10 data center, a Switch MOD 250 (Modularly Optimized Design), at Switch’s Core Campus.  The Switch MOD 250 is designed,…

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Switch Announces Its New Tier 5 Data Center Standard

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Tier 5 Sets New Standard for Excellence in the Data Center Industry LAS VEGAS — Recognizing shortcomings in the way data centers are evaluated, Switch is introducing a new proprietary Tier 5 Data Center Standard that it expects will be the most comprehensive standard in the industry. Tier 5 not only encompasses the resiliency and redundancy in other data…

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Switch Announces Massive PRIME Data Center Campus in Atlanta

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At more than 1 million square feet the multibillion-dollar campus will be one of four Switch PRIMES in North America ATLANTA — Switch, the global technology solutions corporation that is POWERING THE FUTURE OF THE CONNECTED WORLD™, today announced its plan to develop a more than 1 million square foot PRIME Data Center campus in Atlanta to meet client demand in…

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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 Leads Sponsorship of Exciting West Michigan FIRST® Robotics Competition

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Support for the STEAM event continues Switch’s commitment to being a community leader Grand Rapids, MI — Switch was proud to be the lead sponsor for the FIRST Robotics Competition in Kentwood, Michigan that kicked off on March 30th, 2017; an event that combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology.  More than 40 teams from around the region…

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Rackspace and Switch Join Forces to Deliver Digital Transformation Services to Customers in Switch’s Tier 5® Platinum Data Centers

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New agreement will make it easier for Switch colocation customers to use Rackspace managed services for private and public clouds, security, data and applications LAS VEGAS – Switch and Rackspace today announced a new agreement to deliver Rackspace private cloud solutions and connectivity to managed public cloud solutions on AWS, Azure and Google in Switch’s highly…

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Betsy Fretwell Joins Switch As Senior Vice President Of Switch SMART, Company’s New Smart City Division

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Nationally Recognized Las Vegas City Manager To Implement Vision For The World’s Most Advanced Smart City Ecosystem LAS VEGAS—Switch, the technology infrastructure ecosystem company that is powering the future of the connected world, announced today that Las Vegas City Manager, Betsy Fretwell, will be joining the company in July of this year as Senior Vice President of Switch…

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

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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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Switch GRAND RAPIDS Now Open: The Largest, Most Advanced Data Center Campus in the Eastern U.S.

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First Phase of the 1.8 Million-Square-Foot Data Center Campus Completed and Now Open WATCH PYRAMID CAMPUS VIDEO GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Switch, a globally recognized leader in future-proof data center design, superscale cloud, unparalleled telecom gateways and energy sustainability, today announced the opening of the largest, most advanced data center campus in the Eastern U.S. –– Switch GRAND RAPIDS,…

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Switch TAHOE RENO Now Open: Largest, Most Advanced Data Center Campus in the World

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The superscale TAHOE RENO 1 data center in Northern Nevada is the world’s largest colocation facility WATCH TAHOE RENO VIDEO RENO, Nev. — Switch, a globally recognized leader in future-proof data center design, superscale cloud, unparalleled telecom gateways and energy sustainability, today announced the opening of the largest, most advanced data center campus in the world – also…

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Greenpeace Report Concludes Switch Scored Among The Highest In The World For Sustainability Among All Internet Companies

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Greenpeace Recognizes Switch As One Of the Definitive Industry Leaders For Its Use Of 100% Locally Sourced Renewable Energy Switch is the first multi-tenant data center provider in the world to receive all A’s in the six-year history of Greenpeace’s Clicking Clean report. The grades published in the 2017 report reflect Switch’s use of 100 percent renewable energy for all…

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

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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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Switch Awarded The President’s Medal From DRI For Its Outstanding Dedication

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The DRI President’s Medal recognized Switch for its outstanding and significant dedication to furthering the Institute’s mission and goals through time, support and expertise. On Thursday, June 2 more than 200 people gathered at the Reno and Las Vegas campuses of Nevada’s Desert Research Institute to celebrate the scientific and academic achievement of the Institute’s faculty and students. DRI’s Annual…

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Switch Partners With Radware To Provide Attack Mitigation To Its SUPERNAP Data Centers

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World’s Largest Colocation Data Centers Utilizing Radware’s DDoS Mitigation System and Scrubbing Center Capabilities to Protect Its Customers Against Cyber Attacks Radware® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions ensuring optimal service level for applications in virtual, cloud and software defined data centers, announced that Switch has chosen Radware’s DDoS…

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Switch Executive Vice President Lesley McVay Honored As “Top Five Influential Women In The Data Center Industry”

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Switch’s Entire Industry-Leading Female Executive Team Lauded Switch Executive Vice President of Data Center Services Lesley McVay has been selected as one of the top five most influential women in the data center industry by Colocation America. Colocation America’s 5th annual Top 5 list honors women in the technology industry who are outstanding strategic leaders, as well as advocates for…

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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 Becomes The Only Carrier-Neutral Data Center Company In History To Receive A Tier IV Gold Rating On Two Separate Data Center Facilities

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Switch’s Globally Recognized SUPERNAP Data Centers Are Being Replicated Into Northern Nevada, Michigan, Italy & Thailand Switch has become the first carrier-neutral data center provider in the world to receive two Uptime Institute Tier IV Gold Certifications for its SUPERNAP data centers. SUPERNAP 9, a 471,248-square-foot data facility that opened in August 2015, is the second Switch data center to…

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Switch Announces Plans To Make SUPERNAP Michigan Data Centers 100 Percent Green; Joins WWF/WRI Renewable Buyers’ Energy Principles

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Switch Working with Local Utility Consumers Energy to Create New Renewable Generation in Michigan Switch, builders of the world’s highest rated data centers, announced plans for its SUPERNAP Michigan data center near Grand Rapids to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. As part of this announcement and Switch’s continued commitment to run all of its data centers on green…

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SUPERNAP International To Build SUPERNAP Thailand, The First Tier IV Gold Data Center In Asia

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ERNAP Thailand Will Be The Most Advanced Data Center In Asia Pacific And The Largest In The Kingdom Construction has begun on the new $300 million USD (11 billion THB) SUPERNAP Thailand, located in Hemmaraj Industrial Estate in Thailand’s eastern province Chonburi. SUPERNAP Thailand will be the first Uptime Institute rated Tier IV Gold data center in Asia, as well…

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Switch Starts 2016 As The World’s Largest Colocation Data Center To Be 100% Green

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Fulfilling its White House American Business Act on Climate Pledge, Switch Will Be Powered By 180 MW Of New Solar In Nevada As of today, Switch and all of its SUPERNAP data centers and its more than 1,000 clients who are colocated at their facilities, are powered by 100 percent renewable energy, making Switch the world’s largest colocation data center…

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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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Switch hosts ribbon-cutting for grand opening of SUPERNAP LAS VEGAS 9

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See Grand Opening Video Here Switch hosts ribbon-cutting for grand opening of SUPERNAP LAS VEGAS 9 SUPERNAP LAS VEGAS campus nearing 2 million square feet LAS VEGAS – August 13, 2015 – Switch, the Nevada-born technology solutions company, has just opened the doors of its newest 470,000-square-foot colocation data center SUPERNAP LAS VEGAS 9. The data center…

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