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DataBank Amps Up Data Center Space in Dallas 

Texas is seeing an economic boom with remarkable growth — especially in the tech sector due in part to its business-friendly climate, which has spurred a high number of companies to flock to the state. All of this growth in turn drives the need for more enterprise-class IT environments, which are also on the rise due to the heightened demand for resilient and secure IT infrastructures and the significant uptick in cloud adoption during the pandemic. 

Why is Texas Hot?  

The weather aside, many companies such as tech giants Tesla, Oracle, and Hewlett Packard think Texas is THE place to be, which they’ve proven by announcing plans to move their headquarters to the state. Many executives have cited the favorable tax policies (Texas boasts one of the lowest tax rates in the U.S.), the state’s central location (which makes traveling coast to coast easier), and a very pro-business climate as some of the critical drivers that spurred their moves to the Lone Star State. 

The Dallas metroplex area is especially hot, with an economic development group citing 102 major corporations that are considering moving their offices to North Texas and many other tech-influenced companies such as Waymo and Wipro that have plans to expand their footprint in the region. In addition, AECOM, which is building a Hyperloop that will allow travel between major Texas cities within 30 minutes, recently announced plans to move its headquarters from Los Angeles to Dallas. The company’s CEO even tagged the state as a “talent magnet.”

All this growth has made the state the sixth-largest U.S. metro economy with more than $643.5 billion in combined Fortune 500 revenues. To prepare for this growth and offer organizations not only high-quality, secure data center space but also resilient interconnection and cloud computing options, DataBank is expanding its Dallas/Fort Worth Data Center, DFW3, yet again. This marks the fourth expansion for DFW3 thus far and provides an additional 22k square feet of space and 3MW of power, and will be known as Data Halls 5 and 6. 

 As DataBank’s newest Uptime Certified TIER III Data Center, DFW3 is designed to accommodate a total of six data Halls delivering 144,000 square feet of facility space, expandable up to 72,000 square feet of usable space, and up to 40MW of total power from diverse utility feeds.

“DataBank remains focused on providing enterprise-class colocation, interconnection, and managed cloud services. By continuing to grow our capabilities in a ​​technology-concentrated business area of Dallas, we can adhere to the growing demand of more enterprise-class data centers.” – Tony Qorri, VP of Construction at DataBank

As an enterprise-class facility, DFW3 offers:

  • DataBank’s FedRAMP-certified cloud platform
  • High Compliance: SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2, HIPAA HITECH, PCI DSS, SSAE 18, FedRAMP/FISMA
  • Rich Connectivity: Public cloud on-ramps, dark fiber providers, redundant connectivity, peering fabrics, and blended-bandwidth 

This new buildout has a completion date set for Q2 2022. For more information about DFW3 or to schedule a tour, please visit https://www.databank.com/data-centers/dallas/dfw3/.

With its zColo acquisition from Zayo, DataBank is the largest privately-owned edge data center provider in the U.S. in terms of geographic coverage and number of facilities. The company operates 60+ data centers and 20 interconnection hubs in more than 30 metro markets.




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