DataBank opens third Dallas data centre in Plano

22 March 2018 | Natalie Bannerman


DataBank, a provider of data centre and cloud solutions, has opened its third data centre in Dallas, Texas.

The 145,000 sqft purpose built facility, called DFW3, is strategically located in the North Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex suburb of Plano and offers its business customers high capacity and redundancy of design.

“We took the greatest care in custom building this state-of-the-art facility, which offers the latest technology and best practices in power availability, connectivity, efficient cooling and more,” explains Raul Martynek, DataBank CEO. “With DFW3, we’re proud to boost our total facility count to 14 data centres in eight key markets and offer yet another world-class data hub through which we can deliver our signature local service and national reach.”

DFW3 has six separate data halls with more than 60,000 sqft of raised floor space for build-to-suit deployments. In addition the site is highly secure with a full perimeter fence that surrounds the building, plus 24 hour onsite security personnel. The facility’s Meet-Me-Rooms are connected to the company’s dedicated fibre ring, which offers high-bandwidth access to top-tier network providers.

Other features of the facility include: 9MW of usable UPS power, expandable to 13MW; 40MW (dual 20MW utility feeds) of high-density, onsite power deployed via underground diverse delivery; N+1 and 2N electrical options; Onsite cloud and managed services; It is HIPAA, SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II and PCI DSS compliant; and its carrier and network-neutral design.

“Opening our third data center in DataBank’s home city of Dallas is especially exciting to us,” comments Kevin Ooley, president and CFO of DataBank. “We are excited to contribute to this growing area in north Dallas that’s abundant with new enterprise relocations, top tech talent, and opportunity.”

As for its location, Dallas has one of the world’s largest concentrations of publicly traded corporate headquarters, making it a destination market for new data centre workloads. Also the Dallas-Fort Worth area ranked 3rd in the latest JLL data centre report, with over 40MWs of new absorption in 2017. In January 2018, Business Insider included Dallas on its list of “10 US cities that are growing fast, offering jobs, and presenting business opportunities.”