DataBank, a provider of enterprise-grade data center, cloud, and connectivity services headquartered in the historic former Federal Reserve Bank Building, in downtown Dallas, Texas, has announced the construction of KC3 – a 50,000-square-foot facility (its 15th) strategically located in the growing Kansas City market.
The initial data center build will deliver 25,000 square feet of raised white floor and 3MW of capacity, expandable to 50,000 square feet with a total design capacity of 6MW. KC3 will offer DataBank’s full portfolio of solutions, including colocation, cloud, and managed services, and will host the latest generation DataBank cloud and security platform. The addition of KC3 brings the company’s total data center count to fifteen.
Data Center Expansion in Kansas
The purchase of the new data center location, which is adjacent to existing DataBank facility KC1, includes an additional four acres of land allowing for future expansion. “Kansas City continues to be a great market for critical infrastructure, and this third data center demonstrates the confidence we have in this strategic Tier 2 edge market,” said Raul K. Martynek, CEO of DataBank. “The new KC3 facility complements our existing footprint of Midwestern data centers and provides our customers and new prospects additional inventory for growth.”
Located in the Southlake business park in Lenexa, KS, the existing building structure will be redeveloped into a Tier 3 data center with a target occupancy date of Q3-2018. The facility will go live with six fiber providers and includes 24x7x365 onsite support, secured and diverse network entry points, A/B redundant power configuration, and diverse utility power feeds. DataBank customers can also leverage onsite amenities including office workspace, presentation rooms, client labs, and staging areas.