Nexcess adds two more data center support facilities in Southfield

Nexcess is doubling down on its commitment to Southfield, adding two new data center support facilities this spring and making plans for a new data center.

The 16-year old company specializes in providing IT, data center, and managed hosting services to companies large and small. It is currently in the latter stages of building out two data center support facilities that would double its footprint in Southfield.

“We like having our data centers near our people and our people near our data centers,” says Chris Wells, CEO of Nexcess.

Nexcess has has data centers around the world, including in Dearborn, the United Kingdom, Australia and the Netherlands. While it’s grown internationally, most of those jobs have been added in Metro Detroit. It currently employs 112 people and expects to add another 35 after it opens and staffs up its new facilities on Melrose Avenue in Southfield this spring.

Nexcess averages about 30 percent annual revenue growth. It has spent the last six years on the Inc 5000 list and the last three years on the Deloitte Fast 500 list. Because of this growth, its data center facilities working capacity has begun approaching its limits. 

“We’re going to need to build a new data center soon,” Wells says. “Our current Southfield data center is approaching 60 percent usage. It’s starting to get a little tight.”

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