Colocation and interconnection service provider, DataBank, has announced its acquisition of an 18-acre land parcel and an existing data center facility located at 200 Selig Drive in suburban Atlanta, Georgia.

The newly acquired property will form DataBank’s first campus in Atlanta called the Lithia Springs Campus. The property will also house the company’s 4th data center in the Atlanta market (ATL4), which will support 40MW of critical IT load, an initial footprint of 200,000 square feet and future expansion room for the facility, further backed by an existing Georgia Power sub-station which is sited adjacent the campus.

“ATL4 and the Lithia Springs Campus will greatly expand our capacity to serve the mission-critical IT infrastructure needs of customers in the Atlanta metro. Long ago, we could see that Atlanta was becoming a preeminent data center market and we’re proud to be part of the city’s continued business and tech community growth,” said Raul K. Martynek, Chief Executive Officer of DataBank.

As announced, the Lithia Springs Campus will be tethered via dark fiber to DataBank’s existing ATL2/3 data center complex, which houses connectivity nodes from Zayo Networks and other providers for metro, regional, and long-haul capacity.

This is the second expansion announcement DataBank has made in the Atlanta market within the past six months, following the company’s December 2021 disclosure that it was doubling the raised floor capacity of its ATL2/3 complex in Atlanta’s West End.

By purchasing the property, DataBank furthers its strategy of owning and controlling the real estate beneath its data centers. In February DataBank announced that it has purchased the building and land which currently houses its DEN2 data center at 6900 South Peoria Street in Centennial, Colorado.

DataBank is also working on 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.