TelNet Worldwide Launches Michigan’s Newest Premier Data Center

TelNet Worldwide Launches Michigan’s Newest Premier Data Center

March 25, 2015 | kchamberlain

Troy, Michigan (March 25, 2015) – TelNet Worldwide (TelNet), a full service provider of unified communications services, contact center services and TelNet Data Center Solutions, has partnered with EdgeConneX, a leading developer of data center facilities to develop Michigan’s newest advanced Tier III data center. TelNet offers colocation and managed hosting in its secure, enterprise-class data center facility to businesses throughout the region and beyond.

The purpose-built 40,000 square foot facility in Southfield, Michigan is designed, equipped and operated to Tier III data center standards ensuring high availability of mission-critical data and applications in a secure environment for industries such as health care, finance, manufacturing, government and more. Many of these industries require specific regulatory certifications of data centers managing their server environments. The new data center is built to meet the most stringent industry standards and certifications.

Notable features include: 20,000 square feet of available white space; multi-stage security systems with mantraps, PIN and video authentication; 24/7 video surveillance of the entire facility; multiple fiber optic data lines and electrical supply points of entry into the building, with carrier-neutral connectivity to multiple local and national telecommunications carriers; accommodation for two different electrical substations offering multiple reliable A, B, C and D feeds, allowing high electrical power density capable of exceeding 20+kW per cabinet to power extremely dense server deployments; power and HVAC designed so maintenance staff does not require access to sensitive server white space areas and 24/7 client access to unique, best of breed Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) system, allowing real-time environmental and video monitoring of their service and cabinet within the facility. Every critical power, cooling, network and security system is monitored, secure and N+1 redundant or better for optimal availability.

“Today’s businesses depend on the systems and tools hosted in data centers such as ours to keep their operations running,” said Patrick O’Leary, CEO of TelNet. “Our Southfield Data Center is designed for customers who require the power density to support the infrastructure behind those business-critical applications now and into the future. Partnering with EdgeConneX ensures our clients receive every advantage of next-generation data center design, including highly-redundant disaster recovery, improved efficiency and scalability here in Michigan and across a growing network of facilities nationwide.” .

The partnership between TelNet and EdgeConneX benefits businesses across Michigan. “Proximity matters. Offering a state-of-the-art data center in the heart of Metro Detroit encourages growth and technology development,” said Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer of EdgeConneX. “TelNet’s experience in this market and track record as a proven services and solutions provider to a wide range of businesses and industries makes them the ideal partner for us.”

About TelNet Worldwide

Troy, Michigan-based TelNet Worldwide, Inc. provides unified communications services, networking solutions, 24/7 contact center services and TelNet Data Center Solutions to simplify and unify the ways businesses communicate and collaborate. TelNet’s comprehensive solutions and Professional Services enhance the productivity and competitive position of its customers. For more information, please visit

About EdgeConneX

EdgeConneX® is a data center provider specializing in hosting content at the edge of the network. They provide Space, Power & Connectivity for content, network, colocation, CDNs and service providers, as well as wireless carriers, telecommunications companies, and commercial property owners. EdgeConneX has created a new edge for traditional networks offering superior performance and economics. Their purpose-built Meet You Points® optimize delivery of data at network-critical locations closest to the end user. For more information, please visit


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