Huge CSC Project for Research Triangle?

IT contractor Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) has developed plans for a 240,000 square foot data center in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, contingent upon it being awarded a large federal contract. The company has told local offcials that it will invest $250 million to convert a property owned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency into a data center campus. The 400,000 square foot property at 86 T.W. Alexander Drive has been vacant for five years, and Durham County officials stand ready to offer $1 million in job creation incentives if CSC moves ahead with the project.

The CSC proposal is the latest in a series of high-profile data center projects and expansions in the Research Triangle market. Last week Network Appliance (NTAP) confirmed its decision to build a 130,000 square foot data center in Research Triangle, and managed hosting provider Peak 10 announced a major expansion of its flagship data center in Raleigh. Those two projects, combined with the proposed CSC facility, represent potential growth of 400,000 square feet of data center space in the area in just the past month.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.