Colocation and connectivity service provider DataBank, has announced the expansion of its Pittsburgh Data Center PIT2, adding 25,000 square feet of raised floor space and 2.5MW of IT power to the facility.

With this expansion project, DataBank intends to meet the growing demand for IT infrastructure in the Pittsburgh market and further serve other linked markets. PIT2 is a carrier-neutral facility that offers connectivity with a range of onsite carriers, and a low-latency connection to PIT1, the regional carrier hotel.

“It’s been estimated that local enterprises have invested more than two billion dollars into research and development in the area,” said Danny Allen, vice president of engineering at DataBank.

“This investment is driving the need for colocation, connectivity, and cloud services — and makes Pittsburgh a prime location for enterprise-class data centers. We are proud to provide our customers with the reliable IT infrastructure they need to create a limitless digital future for their business.”

The data center facility is sited on a ten acre land and housed in a three-story building in North Fayette Township. The completion of this expansion project now enables the facility to offer a total of 40,000 square feet of raised floor space and 4.5MW of IT critical load capacity while the company hopes to leverage the remaining undeveloped building space and land for future expansions.

After closing the acquisition of 44 data centers from Zayo Group Holdings in December 2020, DataBank now boasts of over 60 data centers across 29 markets including the US and UK. Although DataBank divested its fiber assets in October 2019, the company still have a portfolio of 20 interconnection hubs.

This announcement is coming about a month after DataBank announced the opening of data hall number three in its SLC5 data center facility which is located at the company’s Granite Point North campus complex in Bluffdale, Utah. SLC5 facility was designed to accommodate a total of five data halls, each providing 10,000 square feet of raised floor and 2MW of critical power capacity.