DataBank to open fifth data centre in Denver

26 July 2021 | Antony Savvas

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DataBank has acquired an industrial facility in Denver to create its fifth data centre in the evolving market hotspot.

Located at 6961 S. Quentin Street in Centennial CO, the site will become the future home of DEN5.

The firm said the light industrial facility acquired can be “rapidly retrofitted” to create 75,000 sq ft of raised flooring and 15MW of UPS power - “designed to accommodate high-density computing, enterprise and hyperscale workloads”.

DEN5 is adjacent to DataBank's existing DEN2 data centre which has been in place since 2011.

In addition to being carrier-neutral itself, DEN5 will be able to leverage the staff, resources, network and carrier access of DEN2, “further accelerating deployment and enhancing scalability”, the company added.

The initial DEN5 build will feature one data hall of 30,000 raised sq ft and 6MW of power, with the expansion capacity of two additional data halls.

“The investment in this new campus responds to Denver's need for colocation, connectivity and cloud services, solidifying its status as a prime location for enterprise-class data centres,” said Raul Martynek, DataBank CEO.

“With this acquisition DataBank will bring to the Denver market both high-value IT operations jobs and the reliable IT infrastructure our customers need to create a limitless digital future for their business,” added Martynek.