Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Switch, a global technology solutions corporation, will create 65 jobs, and along with its clients, invest $2.5 billion in a Switch PRIME data center in Douglas County. The new metro Atlanta location will be the highest-rated data center in the Southeast.
“Georgia is committed to remaining on the cutting edge of high-tech innovation, and innovative companies like Switch are leading the way in this trend,” said Deal. “Georgia’s robust technology infrastructure and skilled workforce will benefit Switch in building this new data center and in the company’s future growth. By selecting Douglas County, Switch will enjoy our business-friendly climate and further secure Georgia’s status as the Silicon Valley of the South.”
The more than 1-million-square-foot metro Atlanta campus, named “The Keep,” will become the fourth Switch PRIME campus located in the U.S. The Keep campus will offer clients the ability to operate in multiple Tier IV Gold data center environments across the east coast while remaining outside of natural disaster zones.
“Switch is extremely excited to bring the highest rated data center to the greater Atlanta metro to serve as a hub for the Southeastern United States,” said Adam Kramer, Switch executive vice president of strategy. “We look forward to becoming active members of the Atlanta community and supporting the growth of the vibrant tech environment throughout the state.”
Switch PRIME locations are campus ecosystems ranging from 1 million-square-feet to 8 million-square-feet. The Switch PRIME data center in Douglas County is projected to be several million square feet with two campus locations as the ecosystem grows, serving as a hub for Miami, Ashburn, Va., and the entire Southeastern U.S.