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New use for old gypsum mine

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What can you do with a hole in the ground? From a 2001 story in USAToday:

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Underground Secure Data Center Operations (USDCO) opened 4 months ago in an abandoned gypsum mine in Michigan. From 85 feet underground, the company plays host to the computer systems of 22 clients. Client headquarters are as far as Australia, but their mission-critical systems are operating from the mine beneath Grand Rapids and over the latest in fiber-optics bandwidth. USDCO provides the tech support to keep systems operating.

Wired also carried the story back in 2001. Strangely, the USDCO website is not loading. I’d like to know more about this abandoned mine.


Written by Elizabeth McCullough

February 5, 2010 at 2:40 pm

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