Everstream Named as Switch Service Provider
Switch GRAND RAPIDS will be regional gateway for Everstream
CLEVELAND–May 16, 2017–Everstream has been selected as a network service provider for the Switch GRAND RAPIDS Campus in Michigan, expected to be the largest data center campus in the eastern United States and serve as the east coast hub for Switch’s cloud and data center services.
“This is an excellent win for Everstream as we continue to expand our footprint across the Midwest,” said Brett Lindsey, president and chief executive officer, Everstream. “Switch GRAND RAPIDS speaks to the company’s commitment to local economic development—a tenet we echo at Everstream. We are proud to be counted among the businesses committed to the region’s future growth.”
This opportunity positions Everstream to provide custom-built fiber networks, internet access and VPN connectivity to enterprise businesses that house their servers and applications at The Pyramid Campus, considered among the world’s most technologically advanced data centers.
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Switch operates two of the world’s largest cloud campuses and plans to invest as much as $5 billion into the Switch GRAND RAPIDS Campus, which is designed for up to 1.8 million square feet of data center space. The company’s first facility on the campus, The Switch Pyramid Data Center, is an adaptive reuse of the former Steelcase building in Gaines Township.
As Everstream’s largest data center to date, the Grand Rapids facility will serve as a hub for the company, which now has 14 data centers in Michigan and 15 in Ohio. Everstream’s Grand Rapids office, 3950 Sparks Drive SE, is 5 miles away from The Pyramid Campus at 4100 60th Street SE.
“Switch GRAND RAPIDS will serve as a regional gateway to other entities on the network,” said Chuck Girt, chief technical officer, Everstream. “Everstream will have the capability for multiple 100 gigabit deployments into various areas of Michigan and beyond. This will be a valuable asset for our Michigan operations.”
Everstream will install large-capacity Ethernet routers and switches designed for high-scale utilization with carriers in Michigan and long-haul carriers across the United States and internationally.
Everstream is a superregional network service provider bringing fiber-based Ethernet, internet and data center solutions to businesses throughout the Midwest. We focus on delivering best-in-class network solutions while providing an unrivaled commitment to customer service. With more than 9,500 miles of fiber across five states and comprehensive data center connectivity at 100 Gigabit speed, we provide the fastest network in our service areas. Everstream’s network allows businesses to operate a converged IP network capable of delivering robust voice, video, and data services at speeds from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps. For more information, visit everstream.net.