Driven by a growing high-tech sector, venture capital, and a vibrant start-up community, the Denver market, like many other regions, has seen accelerating demand for mission-critical IT infrastructure. By combining two of its properties, DataBank is creating a new 11-acre data center campus that will provide the capacity to meet this need for high-density computing, enterprise, and hyperscale workloads.
DataBank has purchased the building and land in Centennial, Colo., which currently houses its DEN2 data center. Previously leased, the data center’s conversion to ownership allows DataBank to consolidate the property with the adjacent land and building it had recently acquired, which will be the future home of DEN5, DataBank’s 5th Denver market data center.
“By creating this campus, DataBank is responding to Denver’s need for colocation, connectivity, and cloud services, and solidifies our status as a prime location for mission-critical workloads serving the Denver metropolitan area.” – Raul K. Martynek, DataBank’s CEO
The “Centennial Campus’,” two data centers collectively provide over 115,000 square feet of raised floor and 20+ MW of critical IT load power. The campus will be tethered via dedicated dark fiber links to DataBank’s 18,000 sq. ft. downtown DEN3 carrier hotel facility with access to 90+ onsite carriers.
By purchasing the building and land at DEN2, DataBank furthers its strategy of owning and controlling the real estate beneath its data centers and accelerates the company’s pace to bring online new capacity. Wick Phillips, LLP served as legal advisor to DataBank in connection with the transaction.