COMLINK Finishes Construction on 9,000-Square-Foot Datacenter in Grand Rapids

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Economic Impact Includes the Creation of Hundreds of Jobs Over the Next Five Years

The facility in Grand Rapids, combined with our fiber transport network, will allow us to provide our customers with truly high-availability cloud services which are integrated with the network as one ecosystem.

Broadband, datacenter, and cloud services communications provider COMLINK announced a new, state of the art datacenter to house the company’s new Datasphere hosting and cloud business. As well as Medisphere, the company’s Medical Services Division. The Grand Rapids facility will officially open on April 24, 2013 with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

The move signals a significant advancement in the expanding strategy of COMLINK, the recently announced flagship brand of Great Lakes Comnet. The datacenter will complement the company’s 9,000-mile, six-state regional fiber network and substantially expand the capabilities it can provide to customers nationally and internationally.

“The datacenter will put COMLINK on the map as a leading hosting and cloud services provider,” said John Summersett, Chief Operating Officer of COMLINK. “The facility in Grand Rapids, combined with our fiber transport network, will allow us to provide our customers with truly high-availability cloud services which are integrated with the network as one ecosystem.”

The Grand Rapids datacenter, encased entirely in concrete, features redundant 800Kva MTU generators along with ActivePower dual flywheel UPS systems. These N+1 redundant systems ensure clean, efficient, uninterruptable power to every cabinet, customer, and application.

The datacenter’s capabilities are custom-designed to meet the high-performance infrastructure needs of our customers—from scalable collocation and hosting to private, public, and hybrid cloud services. The datacenter provides comprehensive services that extend the IT infrastructure of businesses into a more efficient virtual environment.

“The introduction of the datacenter and these facilities is an important milestone in the continued evolution of COMLINK,” Summersett said. “With this new capability, COMLINK will be able to provide unprecedented levels of business connectivity services throughout our footprint and extend the capabilities of our partners.”

In addition to connecting businesses, it will create hundreds of jobs over the next several years for the Grand Rapids area. Several local vendors have also been involved in the development of the datacenter and will continue supporting the datacenter as it continues to grow. COMLINK will also initiate technology-based programs within the community that will leave a lasting impression on the area as well.

Businesses that utilize COMLINK’s datacenter services manage their own hardware, software and applications, and maintain complete control while realizing the cost and growth benefits of colocation and hosting services. Leveraging COMLINK’s datacenter capabilities are ideal for enterprises that need to maintain flexibility, reduce risk, and stabilize capital and operating expenses.

ABOUT COMLINK

With DATACENTERS that host clients residing in over 100 countries, COMLINK is a leading provider of CLOUD SERVICES, dedicated and virtual private servers, storage, colocation, all CONNECTED over a private, protected Ethernet backbone with bandwidths up to 100Gb. Using our private fiber network and multiple certified data centers (HIPAA, SAE 16, PCI) strategically located, COMLINK can provide your business with redundant (Hot) servers, granular backup and restore capabilities, a true disaster recovery and business continuity plan.

COMLINK’s rapidly expanding fiber optic network is headquartered in Michigan and extends through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. With over 9,000 miles of fiber and metro rings extending throughout the areas major markets. COMLINK’s Network Management Center is manned 24X7 to ensure the security of our network, the reliability of our services, and satisfaction for our clients. COMLINK provides leading edge services such as Optical Wave, Ethernet, DS1, DS3, and OCx, DSL. COMLINK offers the premier neutral Access and Local Tandem in Michigan. In addition COMLINK offers an array of Voice services; PRI, SIP, Long Distance, Conferencing and Hosted VoIP.

To learn more about COMLINK call (517) 664-1900, info(at)comlink(dot)net or visit http://www.comlink.net.

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