The data center industry has been marked by high growth this past year and the Denver market is no exception. The region is rich with technology, research and education assets, and also is home to a long-standing Tech Center area. A recent Forbes article ranked Denver and nearby Fort Collins in the top five for businesses and careers, citing the “very educated populations and the global companies that are headquartered in the area.” Denver is also at the heart of the Front Range area, a strong center of growth for start-ups and venture capital in the tech industry.
So, it is no surprise that edge infrastructure provider, DataBank, is adding to its deep data center portfolio of over 60 data centers with plans to expand its presence in the Denver market. The company just announced a land and building acquisition for its fifth Denver data center, DEN5, to meet increased demand for critical IT infrastructure. The 108,000 square foot building adjacent to DataBank’s existing DEN2 data center will ultimately provide 75,000 square feet of raised flooring and 15 MW of UPS power designed to accommodate high-density computing, enterprise and hyperscale workloads.
“The investment in this new campus responds to Denver’s need for colocation, connectivity, and cloud services, solidifying its status as a prime location for enterprise-class data centers. With this acquisition, DataBank will bring to the Denver market both high-value IT operations jobs and the reliable IT infrastructure our customers need to create a limitless digital future for their business.” – Raul Martynek, DataBank’s CEO
The company has been on a major growth spree with expansions this year in other key markets including Dallas, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, and the closing of its acquisition of five data centers in France.