Southfield Data Center
Waveform Technology’s Michigan Data Center offers a complete environment to colocate your hardware and data at a location close to Southfield Michigan. We occupy and operate our data center; we do not resell other providers space. This keeps your equipment safe and our rates low. Always ask before selecting a colocation facility.
Our location is strategically close to the popular telecommunication companies in Southfield Michigan, while placing us in a low crime, highly educated, Detroit suburb.
Waveform Built Michigan Fiber Optic Network
Connections are assured through redundant fiber paths leading to multiple upstream carriers. We peer locally with our carriers, here in Southeast Michigan, and use combined layer-1 ring redundancy and layer-3 BGP4 IP protection to provide our Michigan Data Center with unparalleled uptime. Waveform uses only Cisco routers and switches throughout our facility and network.
Because we’ve built our own fiber network, we offer reliable bandwidth at competitive prices.
Liebert Cooled Data Center
For cooling, we use nine redundant (n+1) Liebert Precision System/3 air conditioning units. These high capacity units are specificity constructed to cool a high density data center. A complete duct infrastructure covers our entire facility and ensures equal distribution of cool air. Servers produce a dry (or sensible) heat requiring each unit to also monitor and maintain a suitable humidity level, necessary to minimize static electricity.
Our Liebert air conditioning units are glycol cooled and utilize outdoor Liebert drycoolers for heat rejection. This setup allows us to take advantage of Liebert’s GLYCOOL system during cooler months. The GLYCOOL system routs the naturally cooled glycol returning from the drycoolers to a second coil inside each air conditioning unit, which becomes the primary source of cooling. This reduces or eliminated compressor runtime and is an efficient data center cooling method—especially during Michigan’s winters.
For additional passive cooling redundancy our data center ceiling is a full 20 feet high. This allows equipment to radiate heat upwards instead of outwards towards neighboring servers. Total heat rejection efficiency is higher.
In the event of a power outage, three Liebert online double conversion uninterruptible power supplies (zero transfer time) power our data center while our diesel generator starts. This setup provides disruption and distortion free electricity to our critical load. A+B+C bus power is available, meaning customers can request three independent power paths for their equipment, spanning three separate UPSs.
An indoor fuel tank can supply independent runtime for a minimum of two days and priority refueling contracts through multiple vendors guarantee a constant supply. We test our generator weekly. For the protection of customer equipment, a Liebert power surge suppression system guards the entire data center.
Constant Data Center Monitoring and Security by out Michigan Staff
A Pre-Action Dry Pipe fire suppression system protects against fire. The design couples advanced fire detection sensors with a dry pipe sprinkler system—providing security from false discharges without sacrificing safety.
An advanced security framework safeguards both the interior and exterior of our facility. We operate two independent digital video recording systems, covering the entire perimeter of our building, entrances, and secure sections inside our data center. Doorways are managed by a card access system which records all access. Security alarms elicit an armed response. Our location in Troy Michigan places our data center in a low crime area with a respected and professional police force. Southeastern Michigan is also free from natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Our data center is above the 500 year flood plain. Our staff monitors the data center 24 hours a day.