DataBank continues to expand, adding a third pod consisting of 4,500 square feet in Lenexa, Kansas. The second pod in its Pine Ridge data center has been filling up leading to accelerated completion time for the third.
The data center was part of DataBank’s April 2014 acquisition of Arsalon Technologies. The site now has over 12,000 square feet of raised floor, the expansion doubling the on-site utility power. An additional 1.5 megawatt generator was installed.
In the last few months, the company has also expanded data centers in downtown Dallas and north of Dallas. A data center is also on the way in Minnesota. According to the company, all recent expansions were on an accelerated schedule due to customer wins. Downtown Dallas pre-sold half of its 22,000 square foot expansion ahead of commissioning.
“Since expanding into the region this year, we have seen strong growth and interest in Kansas City,” said Tim Moore, DataBank’s CEO. “This investment reflects DataBank’s commitment to grow in this market. We believe Kansas City holds tremendous potential for us, and we are prepared to invest additional capital in the future.”
DataBank has two data centers in Kansas City from its Arsalon acquisition. Arsalon co-founder Bryan Porter was recently named DataBank’s CTO.