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DataBank announces new Kansas City data centre

Fri 6 Apr 2018


DataBank, the Dallas, TX-based provider of data center, cloud, and connectivity services, has announced a new data center facility to be built in Kansas City.

Phase 1 of the new data center will include raised floor space of 25,000 square feet and 3 MW capacity, expected to be operational in the third quarter of this year. When fully constructed, the KC3 facility will double in size and capacity, to 50,000 square feet with a total capacity of 6 MW.

At the Phase 1 launch, the data center will offer six different fiber providers, 24x7x365 support, and secure network entry points. Additionally, the KC3 data center will be constructed with A/B redundant power configuration and diverse utility power feeds, to meet Tier 3 uptime standards.

DataBank will also offer onsite amenities for customers including office workspace, meeting and presentation rooms, client labs, and staging areas.

The KC3 facility will be constructed on newly-purchased land, adjacent to DataBank’s existing KC1 data center in the Southlake business park in Lenexa, KS. Rather than tear down the existing building and construct a facility from scratch, the current structure on the land will be redeveloped into a Tier 3 data center.

The KC3 land purchase includes an additional four acres that will not be a part of the KC3 buildout, but instead, earmarked for future expansion of DataBank’s data center campus.

Raul K. Martynek, DataBank CEO, noted that the Tier 2 Kansas City market is a strategic edge market, and said, “The new KC3 facility complements our existing footprint of Midwestern data centers and provides our customers and new prospects additional inventory for growth.”

The DataBank KC3 data center will offer DataBank’s full portfolio, including cloud, colocation, and managed services.

Just last month, DataBank opened a new data center north of Dallas, in Plano, TX. The new Kansas City facility will bring the company’s total number of data centers to 15, including locations throughout the Midwest, mostly in Tier-2 markets such as Cleveland, Minneapolis, and Pittsburgh.

In 2016, DataBank was acquired by Digital Bridge, a communications infrastructure investment company that also owns Vantage Data Centers, Vertical Bridge, and ExteNet Systems.


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