In a move that reinforces the Twin Cities’ fast-growing reputation as a technology center and innovation powerhouse, DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, broke ground today on its third data center in Minnesota, MSP3, located in Brooklyn Park.
The new center helps to plug a Midwestern gap where traffic must often be routed through Chicago and other Midwestern data centers. The Tier 3 Designed MSP3 facility addresses demand for high-quality colocation in the region.
The center is design-certified, located on 14 acres of land purchased from Scannell Properties in 2020. Phase 1 of this development will include a new 86,000 sq. ft. data center facility and will be master planned for Phase 2, which includes an additional 170,000 sq. ft. of data center space. Phase 1 is on track to be ready for service in September 2021.
MSP3 will offer customers a highly reliable facility to house their mission and business-critical infrastructure, and is marked by concurrently maintainable systems, allowing for any planned maintenance activity of power and cooling systems to take place without disruption. DataBank also has two additional data centers in the region including, MSP1 a 16,000 sq. ft facility located in West Twin Cities and MSP2 a 55,000 sq. ft. 10 MW facility in East Twin Cities.
At MSP3, customers will have direct access to DataBank’s full suite of services including colocation, cloud, and connectivity. DataBank’s hybrid approach and team of experts can help guide customers to the most optimal services suite including data protection, managed security, and compliance services.
For additional information on DataBank locations and services, please visit www.databank.com or call 1(800) 840-7533.