DataBank literally laid the groundwork for its fifth data center in the New York City metro area, announcing the acquisition of 34 acres in Orangeburg, New York. The acreage will augment capacity to meet the accelerating demand for mission critical IT infrastructure in the densely-populated metro area.
The investment in this new campus responds to the New York City metro area’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 nation’s largest market both high-value IT operations jobs and the reliable IT infrastructure for its customers.
The site will be ideal for hyperscale-compute providers and web-scale content and application providers — businesses that expand workloads in the densely-populated metropolitan area.
The New York City metropolitan area is the nation’s leading center of growth for start-ups and venture capital in the tech industry, and the largest metropolitan region in the country. The region is home to the world’s leading financial and trading institutions, countless technology and education assets — and dozens of major federal research facilities.
The new facility will be tethered to DataBank’s highly interconnected sites in New York City’s “Silicon Alley” neighborhood and New Jersey (60 Hudson St., 111 Eighth Ave. and 165 Halsey St.), providing robust metro, regional and long haul lit and dark fiber connectivity options.
By purchasing the property, which includes a utility-owned substation capable of providing up to 45 MW of utility power, DataBank furthers its strategy of owning and controlling the real estate beneath its data centers, and accelerates the pace at which it can bring online new capacity.
DataBank’s edge infrastructure platform provides colocation, cloud and network services across its 60+ data centers, modular/micro data centers, and 20 neutral interconnects. The company’s hands-on support, managed security and compliance services along with 100% uptime guarantee, provide an extra level of support and reliability for enterprises.