DataBank Ltd. says it plans to build KC3, a 50,000-square foot data center facility in the Kansas City market that will offer the company's colocation, cloud, and managed services. The initial build will deliver 25,000 square feet of raised white floor and 3 MW of capacity, expandable to 50,000 square feet with a total design capacity of 6 MW, says the provider of business solutions for data center, cloud, connectivity, and managed services. With the purchase, DataBank will acquire an additional four acres of land for future expansion.
Hosting the new DataBank cloud and security platform, the KC3 facility will go live with six fiber providers, says the company. KC3 will also include continual onsite support, A/B redundant power configuration, secure and diverse network entry points, and diverse utility power feeds. DataBank says customers can leverage office workspace, presentation rooms, client labs, staging areas, and other onsite amenities as well.
The data center is adjacent to DataBank's KC1 facility, the existing building structure located in the Southlake business park in Lenexa, KS. According to DataBank, KC1 will be redeveloped into a Tier 3 data center, with a target occupancy date of the third quarter of 2018. KC3 will bring the company's data center count to 15 total.
"Kansas City continues to be a great market for critical infrastructure, and this third data center demonstrates the confidence we have in this strategic Tier 2 edge market," said Raul K. Martynek, DataBank CEO. "The new KC3 facility complements our existing footprint of Midwestern data centers and provides our customers and new prospects additional inventory for growth."
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