DataBank Nears Completion of Colocation Data Center Expansion in Minneapolis

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DataBank, a provider of enterprise-grade data center, cloud, and interconnection services, is completing the 15,000 square feet expansion of its colocation data center in their Minneapolis/Saint Paul-area facility located in Eagan, MN. The completion of the data center’s third data hall, scheduled to open in September, will increase the facility’s overall footprint to over 40,000 square feet of white-floor data center space.

The purpose-built building is located on a fully secured site in the southeastern Twin Cities suburb of Eagan, MN. Opened in May of 2015, MSP-2 is one of two data center locations the company currently operates in the Minneapolis region to offer enterprise businesses redundancy and uptime availability. With over a dozen onsite network providers with diverse entry routes, the building serves a dual-role as a multi-tenant colocation facility as well as a regional carrier-hotel and peering hub.

databank minneapolisDataBank’s MSP-2 data center is Tier-III certified by the Uptime Institute for both its design and construction and would deliver some of the highest specifications available in a multi-tenant data center in the State of Minnesota. Configured to support high-density power deployments the site would offer 2N power redundancy including dual 10MW feeds from diverse power substations.

“We are very pleased with the continued growth in the Minneapolis market,” said Kevin Ooley, President of DataBank. “The MSP-2 data center is rapidly becoming an important hub for regional interconnection and peering. We are seeing strong growth from our existing customers and the quality of the location and design has allowed us to support the needs of regional enterprise businesses looking for premier colocation and cloud services.”

In addition to DataBank’s two Minneapolis-area sites, the company also operates data centers in Dallas, Kansas City, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City.