Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller,

Switch Pyramid Data Center Kicks Off Grand Rapids CampusGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Switch continues to expand the geographic footprint of its huge data centers, announcing today that it has opened its new cloud campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The new campus is the first U.S. facility outside Nevada for Switch, and is strategically significant because it enables the company to offer data center space for companies seeing geographic diversity for their IT workloads. It also provides lower latency connectivity to major data center hubs in Chicago, greater New York and Northern Virginia.

The Grand Rapids campus is designed for up to 1.8 million square feet of data center space and up to 320 megawatts (MW) of power. It features one of the most unusual data center structures in the country, the Switch Pyramid. The unique property was built in 1989 to house offices for the Steelcase furniture company. The first phase of construction is an adaptive reuse of the pyramid that will create 225,000 square feet of data center space.

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