US colocation firm DataBank has acquired a 34-acre plot of land in Orangeburg, New York, to build a 200,000 square foot data centre amid fierce expansion plans by the Texas-based operator.
The acquisition will give DataBank its fifth facility in the New York City metro area as the region continues to enjoy an upsurge in colocation demand from start-ups and financial services companies.
The facility will boast 150,000 square feet of raised flooring, with 30 MW of critical power via five 6 MW data halls with space for further expansion, including an additional substation.
Raul K. Martynek, DataBank’s CEO, said: “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 centres.
“With this acquisition, DataBank will bring to the nation’s largest market both high-value IT operations jobs and the reliable IT infrastructure our customers need to create a limitless digital future for their business.”
The New York City metropolitan area is the nation’s leading centre 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.
Stephen Callahan, SVP of Sales for DataBank, said: “The site will be ideal for hyperscale-compute providers and web-scale content and application providers to expand workloads in the densely-populated metropolitan area,” stated.
DataBank’s edge infrastructure platform provides colocation, cloud and network services across its 60+ data centres, modular/micro data centres, and 20 neutral interconnects.
In mid-September, the company opened data halls number four and five in its SLC5 data centre, located at the company’s 23-acre Granite Point North campus complex in Bluffdale, Utah.