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Global Access Point – Union Station Data Center

Global Access Point’s Union Station data center is located at 506 W. South Street, South Bend, IN 46601. The data center has a grand hall, wireless lounge area, conference rooms and office spaces. Both locations, the Union Station and Indianapolis, offer the only two carrier hotels in the state of Indiana.

The data center offers half cabinet or full cabinet colocation, rack space, 10 x 10 feet of caged space, and upto 20,000 square feet of data suites. The data center provides 93,000 square feet of space, and is solid construction with floor load of 450 lbs. per square feet. The data center provides 24 x 7 x 365 security staff, video surveillance, and card key entry. FM200 fire suppression is installed in the data center for suppressing any fire spark in the data center.

The data center has a very reliable power infrastructure with dual commercial power feeds. A total of 10 MVA of power is served through three power substations. The emergency power supply is provided by UPS system that is backed by diesel generators. Tenants have the ability to bring redundant ‘A’ and ‘B’ power feeds into their space, cage, or cabinet. The data center provides 120V, 208V single phase and 208V three phase AC power, and 48V DC power with 8 hours of battery backup. HVAC units effectively controls cooling and humidity in the data center.

Union Station data center is a carrier neutral facility, and provides access to over 50 telecommunication companies who touch the Global Access Point network in South Bend, Chicago, and Indianapolis. The building is outfitted with 13 entrance paths for cable and fiber in order to meet the diverse needs of the carriers as well as take advantage of the high density of fiber optic that runs through the South Bend. The carriers have a total of 24 separate fiber bundles, each between 48 and 288 fibers, entering the building. As part of the build-out as a carrier hotel, Union Station has conduit banks which run the entire length of the building on 3 levels for ease of internal connectivity. The building also features an active and passive ‘Meet Me Room’ for ease of carrier and customer interconnects.

Global Access Point provides access to global information and digital services through its redundant high speed telecommunications services and three robust data centers. Global Access Point has transformed South Bend, Indiana’s historic Union Station into a state of the art hub for digital information, providing an ideal geographic location for off-site data centers, data transport, and disaster recovery operations. Global Access Point brings computing capacity and high speed communication together in one place, providing cost-effective, integrated solutions to businesses and universities. Global Access Point is one of two carrier hotels in the state of Indiana. The Global Access Point Network, GAPNet, is a regional Wide Area Network (WAN) with direct fiber links that extend between various Indiana locations and the Chicago market. The company serves the organizations across multiple industries and includes education, manufacturing, medical, financial, technology and research. Connectivity to Global Access Point offers a wide array of Digital Services to help better support businesses that includes network design and build, IP telephony, network security, managed services, disaster recovery services, off site backups, web hosting, web design, storage networking, data center design and build, e-mail SPAM, and Virus Scrubbing. The company was founded in 2003, and is based in South Bend, IN.


Global Access Point – Union Station Data Center

Global Access Point – Union Station Data Center
506 W. South Street
South Bend, IN 46601

Global Access Point – Union Station Data Center Highlights

  • Carrier Hotel
  • Facilities
    • Grand Hall
    • Wireless Lounge Area
    • Conference Rooms
    • Office Spaces
  • Colocation
    • Half Cabinet
    • Full Cabinet
    • 10 x 10 Feet of Caged Space
    • Upto 20,000 Square FeetoOf Data Suites
  • 93,000 Square Feet of Space
  • Floor Load of 450 lbs. Per Square Feet
  • 24 X 7 X 365 Security Staff
  • Video Surveillance
  • Card Key Entry
  • FM200 Fire Suppression
  • Dual Commercial Power Feeds
  • 10 MVA Of Power
  • Three Power Substations
  • UPS System
  • Diesel Generators
  • Redundant ‘A’ And ‘B’ Power Feeds
  • 120V, 208V Single Phase
  • 208V Three Phase AC Power
  • 48V DC Power
  • HVAC Units
  • Carrier Neutral Facility
  • Access to Over 50 Telecommunication Companies
  • 13 Entrance Paths for Cable and Fiber in Building
  • 24 Separate Fiber Bundles
  • Active and Passive ‘Meet Me Room’