There have been a number of announcements of new data center projects in the past week, reflecting continued activity in a challenging environment. Here's a roundup:
- Online broker Scottrade announced a new data center in the Phoenix market. The 20,000 square foot facility will serve as a backup site for the company's primary data center in St. Louis.
- The Department of Veterans Affairs will build a $32 million data center in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The 66,000 square foot facility will employee 120 workers.
- Limestone Networks opened a new dedicated hosting facility in the DataBank building in downtown Dallas, which was previously home to the Dallas branch of the Federal Reserve Bank.
- Web hosting company Site Ox said it has opened a new data center in Franklin, Tennessee, just south of Nashville.
- Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) said it will open a new data center in Nerima district of Tokyo in March 2009.