GAINES TWP. – The Las Vegas, Nev.-based data storage giant Switch said Thursday that it has opened its West Michigan campus in the iconic pyramid building that once housed the headquarters of Steelcase Inc.
LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas, Nev. data center operator said Thursday that its massive planned data center near Grand Rapids would be powered 100 percent by renewable energy.
Switch said it had already begun working with the local utility, Consumers Energy, to supply its 2-million-square-foot SUPERNAP data center in Gaines Township with green power. The company confirmed its plans to turn the former Steelcase Corp. headquarters “pyramid” into a huge data center last month, after the passage of state tax incentives.
Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy vice president and chief customer officer, said in a statement that the utility would “partner with Switch to make the largest data center in the eastern U.S. the greenest.”