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DataBank completes seven US data center expansion projects amid new data center building approach

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DataBank completes seven US data center expansion projects amid new data center building approach

Edge colocation and managed cloud service provider, DataBank has announced the completion of its seven data center expansion projects in the U.S.

The colocation facilities situated in Dallas, Las Vegas, San Diego, Irvine, Kansas City, as well as two in Atlanta have added 15+ megawatts of power and 114,000 raised square feet of floor space during the past 12 months to their existing capacities.

DataBank says each data center has advanced power designs and cooling systems for redundancy as well as a dual-factor authentication for client access to the facilities.

Speaking on the expansion, Tony Qorri, the DataBank Vice President of Construction, says: “For organizations planning to deploy, or for existing customers already set up in these data centers, these expansions give them more room to grow.

“They can avoid the hassle of moving to a new data center when it’s time to scale their compute resources.”

Additionally, the data centers comply with SSAE18, SOC1, SOC2, HIPAA, GLBA, and PCI-DSS.

In total, DataBank has established 74 data centers that offer a combined 2.79 million square feet of raised floor space and 378 megawatts of power for critical IT loads.

Elsewhere, the colocation provider recently announced a new approach to building high-density data centers to accommodate High-Performance Computing (HPC).

Enabling HPC, Universal Data Hall Design (UDHD) aims to support businesses with any deployment their workloads require.

“In order to future-proof their facilities, multi-tenant data center operators must rethink facility design, construction, and operations to allow for more flexibility and sustainability,” adds Eric Swartz, vice president of engineering at DataBank.

“With UDHD, DataBank is able to accommodate hyperscale, traditional, and HPC all within the same, highly secure data hall.”

Key elements to DataBank’s Next-Gen Data Centers implementing a Universal Data Hall Design are the traditional components of data center colocation which include space, power, and cooling.

“Universal Data Hall Design is crucial to innovation. As technology evolves, our data centers are able to evolve with it,” said Joe Minarik, COO of DataBank.

“While most of the industry is trying to navigate the here and now, we’re already building the data centers of the future.”

DataBank adds that the design includes the additional benefit of sustainability, through the power and water systems reducing the consumption of resources.

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