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Web Host Nexcess Opens 16,000-Square-Foot Michigan Data Center

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Hosting provider Nexcess announced the opening of a new 16,000-square-foot data center facility in Southfield, Michigan this week. The facility near Detroit includes the company’s new global headquarters as well as a 12,000 square feet data center, which is now its largest point of presence in the US.

Nexcess previously provided Magento, WordPress, and ExpressionEngine hosting out of data centers in Dearborn, Michigan, Brisbane, Australia, and Surrey, UK.

The Southfield facility can access up to almost 3 megawatts of power through Liebert distribution systems and includes two 750 kilowatt generators.

“The new facility will allow us to continue scaling hosting operations smoothly without the performance issues that plague many hosting companies during periods of rapid growth,” commented Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess. “We’re proud of our ability to provide unbeatable levels of performance and uptime to a demanding client base; with the new Southfield data center, we can continue that tradition of service as we grow.”

According to Deloitte, Nexcess’ revenue grew by 388 percent from 2008 to 2012. It was named among the 500 fastest growing technology companies in America by Deloitte in its recent “Fast 500” for 2013.

Nexcess’ growth is largely in enterprise hosting, as the company has maintained its focus on ecommerce packages.

The company’s Brisbane data center was opened little over a year ago.

Nexcess competitor Tenzing Managed IT Services launched Magento Optimized Hosting in February, as Magento continues to press its leading ecommerce system market share.

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