ADDING 4MW OF CRITICAL POWER CAPACITY
Colocation and connectivity service provider, DataBank, has announced the expansion of its carrier-neutral data center (SNA2) in Irvine, California, in a bid to meet growing demand in the region.
Located at 17400 Von Karman Avenue in Orange County, DataBank’s SNA2 downtown Irvine data center is set to be expanded with the addition of 24,000 square feet of raised floor space and 4MW of critical power capacity as well as feature a dedicated catcher reserve block.
“Companies from Silicon Valley and other conventional tech hubs are expanding or relocating to this area. DataBank expansion affirms Irvine’s growing importance in the data center market. If technology growth trends are any indication, this will not be our last expansion in the Orange County area,” said Tony Qorri, Vice President of Construction at DataBank.
About a month ago, DataBank also announced the expansion of its Las Vegas Data Center facility, LAS1, amidst growing demand in the region. This expansion project is expected to more than double the site’s IT capacity, moving it from 1.4MW to 3MW of critical power capacity.
Also in March, DataBank expanded its portfolio through the acquisition of four operational data centers in Houston, Texas. As announced in January, these data centers belonged to CyrusOne and collectively feature over 300,000 square feet of raised-floor data center capacity, and 42.5MW of power. At the close of this acquisition deal, the total consideration for the transaction was approximately $670 million.
In February, the company announced its purchase of the building and land which currently houses its DEN2 data center at 6900 South Peoria Street in Centennial, Colorado. This was achieved through a lease-to-own conversion which now gives DataBank the ability to create a new 11-acre “Centennial Campus” by combining DEN2 property with the adjacent land and building which the company acquired last year at 6961 South Quentin Street for the development of DEN5, DataBank’s 5th Denver market data center.