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Tier IV Data Centers

To meet our commitment to delivering best-in-class services, has exclusively deployed our secure cloud in leading Tier IV Data Centers across the United States.

The Value of Tier IV Data Centers

Our multi-layered approach to security begins with the physical security of your data, and is why we deploy our cloud in Tier IV Data Centers that enforce the most stringent security policies available of any data center option.

Two of the IT Industry’s most respected governing bodies established a series of Tiers describing the requirements for infrastructure and availability of data. Tier I is the least demanding – basically just a server room. Not a viable option for business-critical computing demands. On the other end of the spectrum, Tier IV is exceptionally rigorous, with requirements such as:

  • Full redundancy of subsystems

  • Compartmentalized security zones with biometric access controls

  • Independently dual-powered cooling equipment

  • Fault-tolerant electrical power distribution

To meet our commitment to delivering best-in-class services, has exclusively deployed our secure cloud in leading Tier IV Data Centers across the United States.

Our Tier IV Data Centers

NAP of the Americas

Our Tier-IV class facility was the first purpose-built, carrier-neutral Network Access Point (NAP) and brings together massive and diverse connectivity from more than 160 carriers with some of the world’s largest and most demanding websites.

Miami is ranked as one of the top-five most connected cities in the world and the only city in the country where optical, Ethernet, voice, and Internet traffic are handed off in one location: the NAP of the Americas.

This unique facility provides a secure, reliable carrier-neutral facility with direct backbone access to the world’s major carriers.

  • Location:  Miami, FL – with the data center floor built 32 feet above sea level and designed to withstand Category 5 hurricane-level winds.
  • Size:  750.000 square-foot data center
  • Redundancy:  Tier-IV class facility with redundant power and cooling infrastructure.
  • Availability:  100% availability guarantee for all power and environmental systems
  • Security:  Security personnel 24 hours a day.  It is so secure, that the third floor is dedicated to U.S. federal government users only.
  • Carriers:  More than 160 global carriers providing connectivity, and 15 domestic fiber backbones in the facilities.


Largest, Most Advanced Data Center Campus in the Eastern US

No other facility in the world is built, functions, offers or looks like the Switch PYRAMID.

Switch facilities are the first and only carrier-neutral colocation data centers to be certified Tier IV Gold in Operations by the Uptime Institute, and also certified Tier IV in both Design and Facility categories. Switch also meets and exceeds the standards of IEEE, ANSI, ASHRAE, 24/7, ISO 9001, SAS 70/SSAE-16, BICSI, the Green Grid Association and more.

  • Up to 1.8 million square feet of data center space built to exceed Tier IV standards
  • Up to 320 MW of 100% renewable energy
  • Proprietary tri-redundant UPS power system
  • Up to 42 kW of power per cabinet
  • 24/7/365 on-site network operations center, fire, safety and security
  • On-site, on-net member resources including offices and conference spaces
  • Leverage the power of 1000+ clients
  • Switch CONNECT – The $4+ trillion telecom purchasing cooperative with over 50 carriers
  • Switch SAFE – Always-on D/DoS attack mitigation platform
  • Switch CLOUD – Connect with over 100 cloud, managed service providers and hyperscale public clouds

Switch PYRAMID – The Pyramid Campus, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tier I – Tier IV Data Center Features

For more detailed information on’s Tier IV Data Centers or any of our secure cloud services please contact us.