DataBank wraps seven new data center expansions

Aug. 20, 2023
The enhanced data center facilities, which offer additional power and floor space, allow customers to scale compute resources.

DataBank, a colocation, connectivity and managed services provider, has completed seven data center expansions in Dallas, Las Vegas, San Diego, Irvine, and Kansas City, as well as two in Atlanta. Combined, these colocation facilities have added 15+ megawatts of power and 114,000 raised square feet of floor space during the past 12 months to their existing capacities.

A big focus of these expansions is helping its customers scale. Instead of building out their existing facilities or migrating applications to a new data center, these seven data centers now enable customers to consume more power and leverage abundant raised floor space.

Each data center features advanced power designs and cooling systems for redundancy and modern dual-factor authentication for client access to the facilities. For onsite security, DataBank provides 7x24x365 staffing and CCTV. The data centers also comply with SSAE18, SOC1, SOC2, HIPAA, GLBA, and PCI-DSS.

The seven data centers are in top U.S. metros and serve as major interconnect hubs to extend customer network infrastructure to today's edge—where end-users demand low latency. DataBank has established 74 data centers less than 50 miles from 70% of the U.S. population, offering 2.79 million square feet of raised floor space and 378 megawatts of power for critical IT loads.

"For organizations planning to deploy, or for existing customers already set up in these data centers, these expansions give them more room to grow," said Tony Qorri, VP of construction for DataBank. "They can avoid the hassle of moving to a new data center when it's time to scale their compute resources."

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Sean Buckley

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