DataBank Expands Downtown Dallas Data Center

Adds 4MW at former Federal Reserve building, signs tenant for half of new space

DataBank has expanded its downtown Dallas data center by 4 megawatts and said it signed with a large unnamed tenant for nearly half of the 22,000 square foot expansion.

The data center occupies former building of the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas. Opening roughly eight years ago, the company has nearly filled up 130,000 square feet of data center space it has built out there and is now in expansion mode there and in other locations.

It added a sizable facility of 60,000 square feet in nearby Richardson in early 2013. The company recently accelerated expansion in Richardson, deploying a second 10,000 square foot pod.

In a statement, Tim Moore, DataBank’s CEO, said continued demand in the region drove expansion of Richardson and downtown Dallas data centers.

“We specialize in delivering tailored large-scale deployments by layering in custom features, complimentary consulting, and top-notch support," he said. "This allows DataBank to respond to a client’s unique requirements, rather than a cookie-cutter approach.”

In addition to the Dallas area sites, the company has data centers in Kansas City and Minneapolis.

Acquisition of VeriSpace in 2013 provided its initial footprint in Minnesota. The company is currently building a second, 90,000 square foot facility in the Minneapolis market.

DataBank has two data centers in Kansas City after having acquired a company called Arsalon earlier this year. Arsalon co-founder Bryan Porter was recently named DataBank's CTO.

The provider moved up the stack to offer managed services in 2013.

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