LOCATED NEXT TO DELL HEADQUARTERS
Hyperscale data center provider Switch, Inc., has just announced its acquisition of a land parcel in Austin which will become the primary location of the company’s data center facility in Texas.
Codenamed “The Rock”, the planned Austin data center is part of Switch’s 5 Prime Locations in Texas. This announcement is coming about a month after Switch acquired Data Foundry for $420 million, gaining three current data center facilities capable of delivering over 500,000 square feet and 60MW across Austin and Houston upon full build.
The land which was purchased in agreement with Dell Technologies will allow Switch to develop the new data center next to Dell Technologies global headquarters in Round Rock, Texas. With this new land, Switch plans to deliver over 1.5 million square feet of data center space, bringing the company’s Texas capacity to over 2 million square feet and 185MW of power when fully built out.
“This is another transformative milestone in the growth of our company to further expand our geographic diversity to the central region of the U.S. To be strategically located alongside the Dell Technologies global headquarters is an opportunity to continue broadening our offerings of the world’s most advanced data center infrastructure to current and future Switch clients,” said Rob Roy, Founder and CEO of Switch, Inc.
“Since Dell was founded in 1984, we’ve seen Central Texas grow into a technology and innovation hub to the benefit of the entire community. With this agreement, we welcome Switch to a wonderful neighborhood, and at the same time continue to expand our relationships with leading data center service providers,” said Michael Dell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dell Technologies.
As announced, Switch expects to begin site preparation and permitting at The Rock Campus in the summer of 2021, and intends to maintain its commitment to sustainability by powering the planned Texas facilities with 100% renewable energy.