DataBank confirms new campus in NYC metro

07 October 2021 | Melanie Mingas

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DataBank has acquired a 34-acre plot in Orangeburg, New York, where it plans to build a new campus.

The plot includes property and a utility-owned substation with 45MW of capacity. DataBank plans to construct a 200,000 square foot data centre, with 150,000 square feet of raised flooring, offering 30 MW of critical power via five, 6 MW data halls.

The campus can facilitate expansions, and in future, DataBank said such projects could include an additional substation.

“The investment in this new campus responds to the New York City metro area’s need for colocation, connectivity, and cloud services, solidifying its status as a prime location for enterprise-class data centres,” said DataBank CEO Raul K. Martynek,.

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

The project will mark DataBank's fifth data centre in the New York City Metro Area, and aligns with the firm's strategy for owning the land its facilities sit on.

“The site will be ideal for hyperscale-compute providers and web-scale content and application providers to expand workloads in the densely-populated metropolitan area,” stated Stephen Callahan, EVP of Sales for DataBank.

It's a year since DataBank invested $30 million into modulator data centre co EdgePresence, a move that enabled DataBank to colocate its customer workloads to further reduce latency and improve performance for select applications.

In June it built on its presence in Pittsburgh and in July it announced its fifth Denver facility.