Tier 3 Data Center
Southwest Michigan’s only Tier 3-rated, tornado-hardened, HIPAA & SOC-audited data center.
Today’s data center customer demands more than a warehouse or a server farm, with many requiring a broader range of services to support their critical needs. Secant is the only regional provider who offers a blended portfolio of colocation, cloud hosting and managed service data center solutions.
Our premium facility offers cutting edge technologies and world-class services for customers both large and small. Whether you require compliant hosting or a secure, private, fiber-rich home for your network infrastructure, we can deliver scalable, innovative data center solutions which offer peace of mind for your business.
Backed by 15 years of data center design/build experience, Secant managed every aspect of the site selection, structural/architectural design, and construction of our locally-owned and operated data center. With ownership and operational control of all facilities, we provide long-term stability and ensure maximum uptime and quality customer experience.
Secant’s 3,400 square foot Tier 3-enhanced data center is located equidistant from Chicago and Detroit. It also provides a North-South geo-redundant disaster recovery site for Grand Rapids, South Bend and Indianapolis-based companies.
Constructed to FEMA 361 standards, the hardened facility and equipment yard can withstand sustained high or straight-line winds, even a direct tornado strike.
The facility is protected with security cameras, intrusion and fire alarms, and multi-zone human-safe fire suppression. Multi-factor authentication and escorted access only provides protection against intrusion. All racks are secured with auditable access tracking for security and regulatory compliance.
Our fiber-rich, carrier-neutral environment offers redundant, high-performance connectivity options. We offer robust internet connectivity with many diverse fiber carrier connections, dual physical entrance paths and house fiber for easy entrances. Fiber or copper crossconnects and hand-offs with physical and L2/L3 meet-me services make your complex connections simple.
Carrier-neutral services for voice and data are available from 123.Net, AT&T, CTS, CenturyLink, Charter, Comcast, Frontier and TelNet.
Innovative Green Design
Secant’s commitment to energy efficiency and environmental responsibility is demonstrated in our innovative green data center design for maximum efficiency.
Power Delivery Efficiencies
- UPS – 99+% efficient
- Flywheels – no lead acid batteries
- Bi-fuel generators– 80% less diesel
- 5x longer runtime in outage
- Server PS – 94+% efficient
Efficient Cooling Design
- 100% free cooling – 6+ months/yr
- Partial free cooling – 4 months/yr
- Optimized air flow – 60% savings
- Intel ‘Flooded Cold Aisle’ design
Data Center Management
Our people make the difference! Our Data Center Operations team provides 7x24x365 coverage to monitor network, power and HVAC systems, carrier connections, fire detection and suppression, security, and other equipment for the entire data center.
Our dedicated professionals don’t just work here; we live here and provide local, English-speaking support for everything from HP servers and 3PAR storage to Cisco switches and VoIP solutions. Our certified engineers carry the highest credentials from Cisco, VMware, Microsoft and HP and all Data Center Engineers hold FBI InfraGard membership.
Secant invested in the critical infrastructure, tools, services and trained personnel required to achieve regulatory compliance. We adhere to the highest standards and best practices for business process control, data security, and privacy.
After completing rigorous third party audits, Secant’s Data Center is both HIPAA and SSAE 16 SOC I compliant. Our standards, policies, procedures and security controls are meticulously documented and audited to demonstrate and validate compliance.
Secant offers a comprehensive suite of continuity solutions to ensure uninterrupted performance of mission critical systems in the event of a disaster. We can provide offsite backup, nightly or continuous replication as well as geo-redundant copies to our remote data center 50 miles away in Grand Rapids. We can also provide data replication of servers to high performance storage and have cloud capacity held in reserve to run replicated servers on demand.
Should your primary business location become unavailable, we offer a work site recovery suite complete with everything you need, from desk and power to phones and connectivity to house your critical staff.
Colocation is more than just space. And you are more than just our tenant – you’re our partner. We provide state-of-the-art facilities
without the cost associated with building out or expanding in-house. Our secure receiving and staging area allows equipment to be unpackaged and setup for operational testing prior to installation in your rack. Flexible colocation solutions include:
- Per rack with dual UPS-fed power
- Auditable rack access for compliance
- Per rack unit bundled with power allocation
Data Center Services
- Advanced monitoring and management of client equipment
- Security appliances
- Network threat management
- Disaster recovery services
- SaaS – Storage as a Service
- Cloud Hosting
- Disaster recovery services