GAINES TOWNSHIP, MI -- Switch is given the general public a peek inside its excessive-safety data center positioned within the former Steelcase pyramid in Gaines Township.
The tech agency let reporters tour the futuristic-looking facility earlier this week, however would not allow them to take photographs.
A newly launched Switch video reveals the safety desk that greets guests after they enter the 7-story facility, a coaching room and the constructing's pink-hue energy and blue-hue cooling corridors.
The video reveals the ability's dramatic foyer with an one-of-a-type pendulum that's unique to the 1989 former Steelcase construction.
There's so much within the constructing that did not make the video together with the flooring the place purchasers' servers are stored in local weather managed areas, probably for safety and privateness causes.
Images launched from Switch reveal Rob Roy, the corporate's media-shy CEO, was on the firm's ribbon-reducing ceremony on Could 10. The invite-solely occasion included native officers together with Gov. Rick Snyder, Lt. Brian Calley and Senate Majority Chief Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive. Snyder and Calley spoke on the gathering.
Adam Kramer, Switch's govt vp of technique, spoke on behalf of the Nevada tech firm.
Whereas Roy did not take the microphone, he did take the time to greet the 2 dozen in attendance. Roy and his spouse Stella Roy, who accompanied him, have been described as very hospitable.
"He raved about how a lot they beloved Grand Rapids and what an excellent metropolis it's," stated Tim Mroz, vp of communications for The Proper Place, a West Michigan financial improvement group.
The Las Vegas-primarily based tech firm has purchased a condominium in Bridgewater Place in downtown Grand Rapids for Switch leaders to remain when visiting the ability.