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DataBank expands in Atlanta as city’s data centre leasing activity jumps 92%

This rise in data centre activity is driven by increases in consumer use thanks to thriving industries like healthcare IT, fintech, logistics, and manufacturing.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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December 16, 2021 | 1:00 AM GMT

DataBank has announced the addition of more than 22,000 square feet of data centre space to its ATL3 facility in Atlanta.

The capacity expansion has brought the site’s total white space footprint to more than 44,000 square feet.

The expansion is expected to reach completion in the second quarter of next year.

The expansion will take place at DataBank’s third location in the Atlanta area, where the company’s advancement is lockstep with growth in the region’s data centre market, and local economy at large.

Atlanta’s data centre leasing activity rose 92% in the first half of 2021, the third-highest in North America.

This rise in data centre activity is driven by increases in consumer use thanks to thriving industries like healthcare IT, fintech, logistics, and manufacturing – sectors heavily dependent on strong communications infrastructure.

The growth is on an upwards trajectory marked by US$1 billion of venture capital investments over the last year alone, representing an influx in demand for cloud storage.

DataBank Vice President of Construction Tony Qorri, said: “We’re excited to add this much-needed capacity to the Atlanta market.

“The construction project will increase the IT capacity of the site from 1.5MW to 6MW, and increase total raised floor space to 72,000 square feet. We expect many of our current clients to take advantage of the newly available capacity as the construction carries on.

“There is a reason some people call Atlanta the Silicon Valley of the South, We invested in Atlanta when it was viewed as a secondary market, but it is outgrowing that now. It’s a top data centre market, and we love being in the middle of it. We’re proud to have been a part of the city’s business growth, and with this new expansion we can help propel Atlanta’s tech community into an exciting new future.”

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