DataBank, a provider of business solutions for colocation, cloud, connectivity, and managed services has announced the expansion of its Pittsburgh facility (PIT1). This key strategic data center location offers direct access to more than 25 fiber carriers – making it one of the most connected data center locations in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.
DataBank’s Pittsburgh data center expansion will add 10,000 square feet of raised floor and 1.5MW of redundant power and be located directly adjacent to the existing 10,000-square-foot data center site. The PIT1 expansion will be ready for service in Q4 2019.
Located inside Nova Place, a technology center in the heart of Pittsburgh’s North Side, DataBank’s PIT1 would be a “powerful” hub for interconnection and the placement of “mission critical” infrastructure supporting “cutting-edge” technologies. Pittsburgh is at the center of autonomous vehicle development, engineering, and testing and is home to premier research facilities at Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. According to the company, DataBank’s data center expansion is a direct result of the rapid development the city has experienced with these and other emerging technologies.
“We are seeing continued demand from customers seeking edge access to the rich interconnection ecosystem we offer at our Pittsburgh data center,” said Kevin Ooley, President, and CFO for DataBank, a company headquartered in downtown Dallas, TX. “We believe expanding in our existing building envelope will allow us to provide high quality, enterprise-grade colocation space in close proximity to our diverse carrier ecosystem.”