Known as the Silicon Valley of the South, Atlanta has become a thriving tech hub in recent years. Billion-dollar investments from the major cloud and OTT players also underscore Atlanta emerging as a central internet hub of the southeast U.S.
So, it comes as no surprise that DataBank just announced another data center expansion in the region to support all that growth. The company is adding over 22,000 sq. ft. of data center space to its ATL3 data center, which will be completed 2Q2022. This will bring the total capacity of the site to more than 44,000 SF of white space.
As a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, interconnection, and managed cloud services, DataBank is proud to be a part of the city’s growth in both the business and tech sectors. We are sure to see even more positive change ahead in this vibrant market. This rise in data center activity is driven in part by increases in consumer use in thriving industries such as healthcare IT, fintech, logistics, and manufacturing. These sectors heavily depend on robust communications infrastructure and an influx in demand for cloud storage.
Top all of that with Georgia’s favorable business climate, entrepreneurial talent, tax incentives, and robust infrastructure. Other fun facts include:
- Atlanta was the third-highest in data center leasing activity in North America in the first half of 2021 (according to CBRE’s North American Data Center Trends Report).
- Many of that top tech talent comes from top regional schools, including the University of Alabama, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Vanderbilt, Emory, and the historically black colleges and universities such as Morehouse and Spelman.
- The state is home to many tech startups such as Calendly and other companies offering cloud-based business solutions.
- Atlanta’s tech industry accounts for over 12% of the city’s economy (according to CompTIA).
“We’re excited to add this much-needed capacity to the Atlanta market. The construction project will increase the IT capacity of the site from 1.5MW to 6MW and increase the total raised floor space to 72,000 SF. We expect many of our current clients to take advantage of the newly available capacity as the construction carries on.” – DataBank Vice President of Construction Tony Qorri