Data center operator DataBank, a colocation provider with a facility footprint that consists of more than 60 data centers and 20 interconnection hubs in 29 markets, has acquired 34 acres at Orangeburg, New York. This land area will be the company’s future home for its fifth data center in the New York City metro region. The new colocation space is intended to meet the accelerating demand for mission critical IT infrastructure in the densely populated metro area.
By buying the property, comprising a substation that provides up to 45MW of electricity, DataBank furthers its strategy of owning and controlling the real estate beneath its data centers. Ownership of the land would help accelerate the pace at which DataBank can bring online new data center capacity.
DataBank aims to build a new 200 000-square-foot data center that will provide 30MW of critical power through five 6MW data halls with a 150,000-square-foot flooring and capacity for further development on the site, including a supplementary substation.
“The investment in this new campus responds to the New York City metro area’s need for colocation, connectivity, and cloud services, solidifying its status as a prime location for enterprise-class data centers,” said Raul K. Martynek, CEO of DataBank. “With this acquisition, DataBank will bring to the nation’s largest market both high-value IT operations jobs and the reliable IT infrastructure our customers need to create a limitless digital future for their business.”
Hyperscalers, Content Providers
The New York City metropolitan area is home to the world’s leading financial and trading institutions, countless technology and education assets – and dozens of major federal research facilities.
The new facility will be tethered to DataBank’s highly interconnected sites in New York City’s ‘Silicon Alley’ neighborhood and New Jersey (60 Hudson St., 111 Eighth Ave. and 165 Halsey St.), providing “robust” metro, regional and long haul lit and dark fiber connectivity options.
“The new site will be ideal for hyperscale-compute providers and web-scale content and application providers to expand workloads in the densely-populated metropolitan area,” said Stephen Callahan, Senior Vice President of Sales at DataBank.