DataBank Buys 85 Acres in Virginia for 192MW Data Center Campus

DataBankSupplier of data center colocation, managed services, and interconnection solutions has purchased 85 acres of land in Culpeper, Virginia. This acquisition would significantly increase DataBank’s capacity and will enable it to meet the region’s increasing demand for data center space and power over the coming ten years.

The new ‘Culpeper Campus,’ which will stand on the 85 acres that DataBank has purchased in Culpeper, will house up to three 2-story data centers, adding 1.4 million gross square feet of additional space. Additionally, Dominion Energy will provide a 300MW onsite sub-station at the location, which when fully operational will be able to supply 192MW of vital IT power.

Culpeper, which has quickly grown to be a desirable addition to the data center industry in Northern Virginia, has also identified the DataBank location as one of just a few locations in the city that are qualified for tax benefits as ‘technology zones.’

Hyperscale Cloud Providers, Emerging AI Applications

Following its recent acquisition of a 95-acre site in the Atlanta area, DataBank has made two announcements in the past two weeks. This one is the second. When completed, the two new sites would nearly double DataBank’s present 2.7 million square feet and 375 million power portfolio with 2.4 million gross data center square feet and 312 million power.

“Northern Virginia remains one of the world’s most significant data center markets,” said DataBank CEO Raul K. Martynek. “We anticipate data center development to move southward as the market grows, and Culpeper is a prime location given the abundance of land, utility capacity, and existing fiber and data center infrastructure in the area.”

The newly announced Universal Data Hall Design (UDHD) by DataBank will be utilized by the new campus and the facilities that are eventually built upon it. This would guarantee that data center capacity can be quickly deployed to meet the diverse sustainability and performance requirements of all customers, including enterprises, hyperscale cloud providers, and emerging AI applications that require the highest power and cooling density.