Dallas Firm to Build 200,000 SF Data Center in Rockland County
Real Estate In-Depth | October 12, 2021
ORANGEBURG—Dallas-based DataBank reported recently it had acquired 34 acres of land in Orangeburg and will build its fifth data center in the New York metro area.
By purchasing the property, which includes a utility-owned substation capable of providing up to 45 MW of utility power, DataBank states the project will further its strategy of owning and controlling the real estate beneath its data centers, and accelerates the pace at which it can bring online new capacity. DataBank plans to construct a new 200,000-square-foot data center with 150,000 square feet of raised flooring, offering 30 MW of critical power via five 6 MW data halls. The company also announced that here is room on the campus to add future expansion facilities, including an additional substation.
The new facility will be tethered to DataBank’s highly interconnected sites in New York City’s “Silicon Alley” neighborhood and New Jersey (60 Hudson St., 111 Eighth Ave. and 165 Halsey St). No development cost for the Orangeburg project was released.
“The investment in this new campus responds to the New York City metro area’s need for colocation, connectivity, and cloud services, solidifying its status as a prime location for enterprise-class data centers,” says Raul K. Martynek, DataBank’s CEO. “With this acquisition, DataBank will bring to the nation’s largest market both high-value IT operations jobs and the reliable IT infrastructure our customers need to create a limitless digital future for their business.”
“The site will be ideal for hyperscale-compute providers and web-scale content and application providers to expand workloads in the densely-populated metropolitan area,” added Stephen Callahan, EVP of Sales for DataBank.
DataBank’s infrastructure platform provides colocation, cloud and network services across its more than 60 data centers, modular/micro data centers and 20 neutral interconnects.
Rockland County has become a hub for data center projects. Among the data center ventures developed in the county include projects by Bloomberg, fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty and JP Morgan Chase.