Data center and cloud solutions provider TierPoint, has just announced plans to build a new data center facility in Missouri with an investment of $20 million dedicated to increasing its footprint in the state.

With three other locations already in the state – one in Kansas City and two in St. Louis, the new data center is planned to be a 23,000 square feet Tier III facility. According to TierPoint, the facility is expected to be completed and open to clients in the second quarter of 2022 as the company’s fourth data center in Missouri.   

“Our decision to build this new facility was driven by strong and growing demand for world-class data center space in St. Louis and throughout the Midwest. As a lifelong resident of the area, I’m extremely pleased that TierPoint was in a position to answer this demand and expand the geographic diversity of the region’s commercial data center options,” said Jerry Kent, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of TierPoint.

As announced, TierPoint has already secured an anchor tenant for the new facility which is to be located in Westport, a business and entertainment district in St. Louis County. Furthermore, the company stated that the new data center will be the first of its size in the St. Louis metropolitan area outside of downtown.

“When companies like TierPoint continue to invest in our state, it’s a true testament to the data center friendly environment we have here in Missouri. TierPoint’s new facility will benefit from highly competitive electric rates, communications infrastructure that delivers very low latency, and an ecosystem of other global businesses and world-class talent nearby,” said Subash Alias, chief executive officer at Missouri Partnership.

In total, TierPoint operates about 40 data centers across the U.S., one of which is the company’s data center facility in Seattle that was expanded by approximately 18,000 square feet in June 2020. The latest expansion of TierPoint’s Seattle facility adds an additional 1.5MW of critical load capacity to its entire data center portfolio.