Insurer Plans $45M Michigan Data Center

Auto-Owners Insurance Group says it will put off plans to build a new headquarters building, and will instead focus its development efforts on a $45 million, 96,000-square-foot data center in Delta Township, Michigan (near Lansing), according to local media reports. Company officials said the data center is more of a priority than new corporate offices planned for 300 acres the insurer owns in nearby DeWitt Township. The new facility is expected to employ 80 workers. The Auto-Owners Insurance Group has more than 4.2 million personal, commercial and life policies issued by more than 5,900 independent agencies in 25 states.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.