DataBank opens fourth data center in Metro Minneapolis

Nov. 9, 2021
MSP3 is the first facility DataBank has built on 14 acres of land it bought in Brooklyn Park in 2020.

Enterprise-class data center services provider DataBank will mark the opening of MSP3, its fourth data center in the Metro Minneapolis area, in an onsite ceremony tomorrow. The 86,000-square-foot carrier-neutral facility is in Brooklyn Park. The Tier III-designed MSP3 offers an initial 1.5 MW of critical load power capacity; the facility can scale to 3 MW in the first data hall and a total of 9 MW of critical IT load across its three data halls.

MSP3 is the first facility DataBank has built on 14 acres of land it bought in Brooklyn Park in 2020. The master plan for the campus calls for up to another 170,000 square feet of data center space and up to another 18 MW of power in future development phases.

"DataBank continues to see Minneapolis as a fantastic destination for enterprise and technology workloads,” said Raul Martynek, DataBank’s CEO. “The additional capacity that MSP3 provides makes it an ideal location for hyperscale cloud and webscale application and content providers seeking to build a strong edge presence in the market.”

 "The need for more localized data center infrastructure continues to intensify and edge locations like Minneapolis are seeing increased levels of demand. DataBank is building in strategic increments that can accommodate a wider range of scenarios, while also offering the ability to interconnect with partners and cloud infrastructure platforms," added Philbert Shih, managing director, Structure Research Ltd., via a DataBank press release.

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