DataBank Breaks Ground on Its 3rd Colocation Data Center in Minnesota

DataBank, a provider of colocation, cloud, connectivity, and managed services, has announced groundbreaking on its third data center in Minnesota, MSP3, located in Brooklyn Park. MSP3 will be a Tier III designed-certified data center located on 14 acres of land purchased from Scannell Properties in 2020.

Phase 1 of this data center development will include a new 86,000 square feet colocation facility. It will be master planned for Phase 2, which includes an additional 170,000 square feet of data center space. Phase 1 is on track to be ready for service in September 2021.

The development of a third data center matches the Twin Cities fast-growing reputation as a technology center and innovation powerhouse. It plugs a Midwestern gap where traffic must often be routed through Chicago data centers.

The DataBank MSP3 Facility

DataBank MSP3 would offer organizations a facility to house their business-critical infrastructure. it is marked by concurrently maintainable systems, allowing for any planned maintenance activity of power and cooling systems to take place without disruption. DataBank also has two additional colocation data centers in the region including MSP1. This 16,000 square feet facility is located in West Twin Cities. And MSP2, a 55,000 square feet 10MW facility in East Twin Cities.

“Our customers drive our growth and we are excited to once again expand our presence in the Minneapolis region with MSP3 to support their requirements for high quality, secure data center space,” said Raul K Martynek, CEO of DataBank. “The Twin Cities have become beacons for growth and innovation in the Midwest, and DataBank is pleased to grow along with them.”

Phase 1 of the DataBank MSP3 facility includes:

  • 45,000 sq. ft. of raised floor (deployed in three equal 3 MW pods of 15,000 sq. ft. each)
  • 9 MW of UPS capacity
  • 2N or N+1 availability
  • 2 Meet Me rooms with multiple network providers
  • On-site security personnel 24x7x365
  • Dedicated diesel-powered backup generators
  • Redundant cooling system
  • Numerous amenities, including office and conference room space, storage, and burn-in room capabilities.

At the MSP3 facility, users will have direct access to DataBank’s full suite of services including colocation, cloud, and connectivity. DataBank’s hybrid approach and team of experts can help guide customers to the most optimal services suite including data protection, managed security, and compliance services.