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General Motors to build $130m data center

Rachel Wheeler

June 7, 2011

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A $130 million data center is due to be built by General Motors (GM) in Warren, Michigan.

The group will construct the enterprise data center at its existing technical center campus, expanding an existing administrative building.

While the final phase of construction is scheduled for completion in 2015, the design of the Information Technology Operations and Command Center is already underway.

It is hoped that the new data center will reduce operating costs and cut energy use by 40 per cent.

Indeed, GM expected to qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the US Green Building Council.

Terry Kline, chief information officer at GM, said in a statement: "The new facility and other GM data centers around the world support the tools the company needs to design, build and sell the world's best vehicles through digital applications enabling business functions."

He added that the support received from the mayor and the city of Warren has been appreciated.  ADNFCR-2366-ID-800570314-ADNFCR

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