Data center, connectivity and managed services company DataBank, headquartered in the historic former Federal Reserve Bank Building, in downtown Dallas, TX, has announced the expansion of its Pittsburgh (PIT1) edge data center. The PIT1 expansion includes an additional 10,500 square feet for a total of 25,000 square feet of raised floor space and is now ready for service.
“With this PIT1 expansion and our new PIT2 datacenter in North Fayette, DataBank offers the best colocation footprint in the Pittsburgh market,” said Stephen Callahan, DataBank’s Senior Vice President of Sales. “PIT1 is a dominant interconnection hub, addressing the metro and long-haul connectivity and resiliency needs of enterprises, as well as tech, cloud and content providers.”
“Databank expects a lot from the Pittsburgh market and the business opportunities for its new data center in this area. “Pittsburgh’s tech boom is well documented as the city transforms from rust belt to robotics row, led in part by Carnegie Mellon University,” stated the company. “CMU’s Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation has led to hundreds of new companies, raising more than $1 billion in venture capital financing. Google, Facebook, Uber have outposts in the city, and several autonomous car startups call the city home. The real-time nature of these tech companies with latency sensitive applications, including robotics, IoT and autonomous vehicles requires them to be closer to the edge for computing and to optimize performance.”
DataBank’s PIT1 data center expansion includes the following:
- 1500kW of 2N critical UPS IT load capacity
- Supplements 400kW of N+1 IT load capacity on first floor N+1, including upgraded rooftop heat rejection equipment
- New 1500kW of IT load supported by two new 2500kW generators with 2N redundancy
- Utility power delivered through new 2N transformers served by DQL 23kVA primary utility power service
- 250 Tons of N+1 cooling
- Customer space, including office, conference and break rooms
“DataBank recognizes Pittsburgh as a high growth market,” said Databank CEO Raul Martynek. “Our PIT1 expansion and PIT2 facility represent over $50M in investment and demonstrate our commitment to serving the tech ecosystem and enterprises in this burgeoning marketplace.”
DataBank’s data centers are located in nine markets including Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, and Minnesota.