The Expansion Adds Space and Power Capabilities to Meet the City’s Growing Need for Enterprise-Class Data Centers
San Francisco, New York City, Seattle—these are the cities typically associated with technology, as they have served as the launching pad for some of today’s biggest and best-known brands. How about Indianapolis?
Aside from May’s famed Indy 500 race, the city is gradually garnering acclaim for something else: being one of the Midwest’s fastest-growing tech ecosystems. Strategically located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, DataBank’s IND1 data center is serving a crucial need for the influx of tech businesses to the area, and its footprint is growing. On Friday, DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity and managed services, announced a significant expansion to IND1 that will add 6,500 square feet of raised floor space and an additional megawatt of power to meet the growing demands from customers.
“DataBank’s expansion in Indianapolis affirms the city’s growing importance in the data center market,” comments Danny Allen, vice president Engineering at DataBank. “The region’s accessibility, quality of life, and business-friendly climate are attracting technology companies and talent, making it a natural data center location option for those in the Midwest.”
As Allen notes, several things have spurred Indianapolis’ come up as a well-known tech hub, including its “business-friendly climate,” which includes a low cost of living and proximity to higher ed institutions. All of these features make it a prime location for businesses to put down roots and grow.
That growth gives room for another endeavor: data centers. Since 2019, DataBank has been one of the major players in that space, providing colocation, connectivity and cloud services ever since acquiring Lightbound in 2019 and establishing the IND1 and IND2 facilities.
“DataBank has demonstrated its commitment to the metro Indianapolis area by investing heavily in the Henry Street area,” adds Allen, referring to the area that is known as the crossroads of fiber and telecommunications for the State of Indiana. “IND1 represents our latest expansion, and if market response is any indication, it will not be our last expansion in the area.”