Compass Datacenters, a Dallas-based data center company founded in 2011, will expand its portfolio of data centers with the purchase rights for land in the Atlanta metro area, the Dallas metro area and suburban Columbus. The land parcels in Lithia Springs, Georgia (Metro Atlanta) and Richardson, Texas (Metro Dallas) will be Compass’ first data center campuses in these two “fast-growing” data center markets.
The land parcel in New Albany, Ohio (suburban Columbus) is an expansion of Compass’ presence in that market, which has proven to have strong demand for Compass’ products, according to Compass Datacenters.
Compass Datacenters now controls these data center sites and has completed key functions that would enable customers to accelerate their dedicated data center builds, including entitling, permitting, site planning, infrastructure design and facility design.
“Our customers have identified these markets as locations where they want to work with Compass to build dedicated data center facilities, and these newly-acquired land parcels are ideal sites because of their access to network and utility infrastructure, proximity to their operations, minimal risk factors and more,” said Chris Curtis, Senior Vice President, Development & Acquisitions, Compass Datacenters. “These sites are available immediately to customers through our unique Simple Site Selection program, which allows companies to dramatically accelerate – and eliminate the headaches of – one of the most time-consuming and complex steps in a data center project: site selection and permitting.”
Dedicated Data Centers
By selecting these sites, Compass customers get sites that have already been pre-screened, entitled and permitted for data center facilities. Compass Datacenters has also already completed master site plans and facility designs, enabling customers to complete their dedicated data center project faster and more economically than alternative approaches.
“These three markets are high interest areas for our customers who have found conventional colocation alternatives to be insufficient for their needs,” said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters. “That is why Compass has added these parcels of land to our portfolio of sites that are available for builds with very aggressive timelines. Even in ‘major’ markets like Dallas and Atlanta, businesses want the functionality that we can deliver in a dedicated data center facility, such as a loading dock that you don’t have to share, dedicated storage and staging space, and total control over the site’s operations – at the same price point that they would find for traditional wholesale colocation.”