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Netrality Data Centers acquires 7801 Nieman Road in Kanas

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Netrality Data Centres (Netrality) confirms the acquisition of 7801 Nieman Road in Shawnee, Kansas, with plans for a new data centre facility.

7801 Nieman Road will enable Netrality to meet customers’ increasing capacity demands for edge and wholesale deployments. In addition, the 10-mile distance between Netrality’s 1102 Grand and 7801 Nieman Road allows for one millisecond round trip latency for active-active replication between the two data centres.

“We are extremely pleased to see Netrality select Shawnee as the location for their new data centre,” said Lieutenant Governor and Kansas Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland.

“Data centres have unique requirements, and Kansas delivered with attractive site options, a skilled workforce and other exceptional assets that demonstrate our commitment to meeting Netrality’s growing needs.”

7801 Nieman Road is an Energy Star facility that spans 172,000 sqft with 2MW of capacity currently available. An additional megawatt will be delivered during Netrality’s first phase of development followed by another 3MW during phase two.

Aligned with this news, the Shawnee City Council approved the issuance of $56.2 million of Federally Taxable Private Activity Revenue Bonds for the development and renovation of 7801 Nieman Road.

“We are delighted to welcome Netrality to our business community," said Ann Smith-Tate, president and CEO of Shawnee Economic Development Council.

"As a leader in the data centre industry, we know that Netrality will be able to serve businesses not just regionally but throughout the Midwest and United States from their new Shawnee location. We have enjoyed working with their team of professionals and look forward to future opportunities to collaborate.”

The news follows Netrality's recently completed renovations and infrastructure upgrades to its interconnected data centre located at 1102 Grand in Kansas City, Missouri.

1102 Grand is home to over 100 network operators as its connectivity partners and offers direct on-ramps to service providers such as Google Cloud and AWS Direct Connect.

“I’d like to thank the City of Shawnee for their support and approval of the Industrial Revenue Bonds. We look forward to partnering with the Shawnee Economic Development Council and contributing to the growth of the region,” said Gerald Marshall, chief executive officer at Netrality Data Centers.

“We are excited to expand Netrality’s presence within the market. The close proximity to 1102 Grand makes 7801 Nieman Road an attractive facility to further support the increasing capacity demands we are seeing from our interconnection and wholesale customers.”

In addition, earlier this year Netrality acquired Indy Telcom Center, a 205,000 sqft., 11-building campus dedicated to wholesale and powered shell tenants and fibre customers.

“We want to welcome Netrality Data Centers to the Nieman Business Park in Shawnee, Kansas. They are truly one of the leaders in data centre operations in the country and we could not be more excited to have them in Shawnee, Kansas,” added Kenneth Block, managing principal of Block Real Estate Services.

Earlier this year, Netrality acquired Indy Telcom Center, a 205,000 sqft., 11-building campus dedicated to wholesale and powered shell tenants and fibre customers.