30 August 2017
| Natalie Bannerman
Digital Realty has revealed plans to build a $1.05 billion data centre campus in Garland, Texas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex region.
The 47.5 acre facility is to be built in three phases,
amounting to $350 million each stage, and once completed will
generate roughly 150MW of data centre power.
The company has been given a 40% abatement on property taxes
for the next seven years, as part of a package of incentives by
the city of Garland to entice Digital Realty to the region.
David Gwin, Garland’s director of economic
development, said: "After many months of hard work and
collaboration, we are extremely excited to partner with Digital
Realty on this exciting new data centre campus project and look
forward to many years of assisting them to grow and prosper in
Digital Realty has yet to confirm when it will begin work on
building the complex but it has until 1 January 2021 to start
construction in order to qualify for the tax
The new campus, follows on from NTT-owned
RangingWire’s multi-billion dollar facility which
is in close proximity to the new Digital Realty site. In
comparison, RangingWire’s facility produces close
to 80MW of data centre power, making it one of the largest in
Digital Realty's data centre real estate investment trust
(REIT) has also been granted market-based rates by Garland
Power & Light, which is the locally owned and operated
"An advantageous location, aggressive public partner, access
to quality infrastructure and a superior locally-owned and
operated electricity provider in Garland Power & Light have
all served to promote and secure this type of investment for
the community. We look forward to many more projects and
economic opportunities of this type in the future," added
In June of this year, Digital Realty and
Equinix were named as the leaders on the colocation market.
According to the report, thanks to Digital
Realty’s merger with DuPont Fabros, it is set to
maintain a narrow lead over Equinix/Verizon in the US.
REITThe City of Garland,