Colocation Provider DataBank Announces Plans to Build 88,000 Square Foot Facility in Minneapolis

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DataBank, a provider of colocation and managed services with facilities in Dallas, Minneapolis, and Kansas City, has released plans for development of a new, multi-tenant colocation facility in the City of Eagan, Minneapolis. The new 88,000 square foot facility will encompass over 48,000 square feet of raised-floor data center space.

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The new colocation facility in Minneapolis will encompass over 48,000 sq. ft. of raised-floor data center space

DataBank, headquartered in the historic former Federal Reserve Bank Building in downtown Dallas, Texas, currently owns and operates colocation facilities totaling over 180,000 square feet of data center space in the Dallas area, 15,000 in Kansas City, and another 15,000 in Edina, Minneapolis.

The strategic location of the new facility in the City of Eagan would allow DataBank to leverage both a robust and diverse power grid from Dakota Electric and Great River Energy, as well as the city’s advanced fiber-optic network that boasts a number of tier-one carriers already interconnected.

Modular data center design

The DataBank ‘Carrier Hotel’ will employ a modular design that starts with two large scale MMRs (Meet-Me-Rooms) and the first 10,000 square foot data hall of a multi-pod configuration, which will allow built-to-suit caged enclosures and private suite space to service highly customizable customer requirements.

When fully completed, the facility specifications will include 20MW of utility power using diverse feeds, configured in a true 2N (complete redundancy) system with a matching on-site power generation plant, as well as a layered high-density data center power delivery system.

“This announcement represents an important benchmark in DataBank’s regional plan,” said Tim Moore, CEO of DataBank. “The colocation facility infrastructure and service-level we can offer will be unparalleled in this market. This will provide a great advantage for the growth of both our current client-base, as well as meet demand from a wide diversity of businesses here in the Twin Cities area.”