Two of U.S. Signal's facilities – its Indiana and Illinois data centers – will expand this year. This continued growth builds on the company's expansion of a West Michigan data center it opened in 2014. The company's Oak Brook facility, located outside Chicago, will double in size by the end of spring 2015, and the Indianapolis data center will add 4,000 square feet in the same time.
Currently, U.S. Signal manages 10 data centers in eight states.
"This is our second data center expansion in less than a year," Kirk Dombek, U.S. Signal's vice president of business development, said. "Companies are realizing the importance of protecting their data, while also having a disaster recovery plan in place in case the unthinkable were to occur."
These expansions come on the heels of U.S. Signal building a 20,000 square foot data center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The company operates one of the largest networks in the Midwest. It has more than 14,000 miles of fiber.
The company primarily offers colocation, security and computing services, and follows HIPAA compliancy standards to target medical sector businesses. The Michigan-based organization is, based off of this current run of expansion, concerned with consolidating its holdings on the Midwest.
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