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Switch Communications 10th largest data center in world
MADISON, Wis. (4/15/10)--Switch Communications Group, a new CUNA Strategic Services provider that owns and operates data centers, is the 10th largest data center in the world, according to a report from DataCenterKnowledge.com (April 12). Switch provides data center co-location services, infrastructure cloud computing, managed services, disaster avoidance, CU Tech Connect, and telecommunications connectivity with its Network Access Point (NAP) data centers. It provides bandwidth, data centers and connections to credit unions at competitive prices, says CUNA Strategic Services' website. The DataCenterKnowledge.com report noted that when Switch unveiled its SuperNAP in Las Vegas in the spring of 2008, "there were few precedents for the scope of the facility." The 407,000 square foot data center was built to accommodate up to 7,000 cabinets, with 250 megawatts of power capacity. But "SuperNAP is perhaps most notable not for its size but its ability to support power densities of up to 1,500 watts a square foot." The article said Switch has plans to build at least two more 400,000 square foot SuperNAPS at its Las Vegas property. The company also received CUNA Technology Council's "Best of Show Award" during the Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Conference in February in Washington, D.C. For information, use the link.
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