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DataBank breaks ground on Orangeburg data center campus in New York

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DataBank breaks ground on Orangeburg data center campus in New York

DataBank, a company specializing in data storage and management services, hosted a dedication ceremony yesterday for its new Orangeburg Data Center campus. Simultaneously, the event celebrated the construction progress of its first data center, LGA3, at the campus.

According to the company, the construction of the Orangeburg campus represents DataBank’s expansion efforts in the growing New York market to address the increasing need for IT infrastructure and services. The Orangeburg data center is located at 2000 Corporate Drive, approximately 30 miles north of Manhattan.

LGA3, the first data center at the Orangeburg campus, is currently being built and is expected to open in early 2025. It will offer 200,000 square feet of data center capacity and 30MW of critical power, expandable to 45MW, supplied through an on-site substation. Plans for a second facility, LGA4, and additional infrastructure are also underway.

Raul Martynek, CEO of DataBank, highlights the significance of the new campus in supporting artificial intelligence infrastructure in New York State’s Hudson Valley.

“Its construction perfectly aligns with the State of New York’s Empire AI Initiative, which endeavors to establish New York as the national leader in AI research and innovation,” Martynek continues.

The Orangeburg campus will be connected to DataBank’s major carrier hotel locations in Manhattan and Newark, facilitating efficient connectivity for latency-sensitive applications in finance, media, and A.I.

The dedication ceremony was attended by officials from New York state, Rockland County, and the Town of Orangeburg. Teresa Kenney, supervisor of the town of Orangeburg, welcomes the data center as a milestone in the region’s technological advancement and economic growth.

“The Town of Orangeburg extends a warm welcome to the inaugural data center on the Orangeburg campus, as it represents a significant milestone in our region’s journey towards technological advancement and economic growth,” says Kenney.

“We look forward to a long partnership with DataBank which has already proven to be a responsible corporate citizen in many ways.”

Lucy Redzeposki, Rockland County’s director of economic development, emphasizes the benefits of the investment in terms of job creation and economic prosperity. Additionally, New York State Senator Bill Weber highlights the significance of the data center in advancing technology and boosting the economy.

In April 2024, DataBank secured a $725 million credit facility, which serves as a strategic move to expand its data center infrastructure throughout the United States.

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