QTS (news) has bought itself a giant facility in Texas, giving it an entry into the Dallas/Ft.Worth market. They'll be converting it to data center space and bringing it online on phases, with the first tenants moving in the first quarter of next year.
QTS's new building is a 700,000 square foot former semiconductor plant set on a 40-acre campus in the Irvine/Las Colinas area. That gives them enough space to double the existing size, although surely 700K square feet will keep them busy for a while. The available power comes from a 140MW dual-fed substation on-site, and there is existing fiber connectivity as well.
This isn't the first time QTS has converted a former semiconductor plant to colocation space. Almost three years ago they did the same thing in Richmond, buying a 1.2M square foot former Qimonda facility that is now one of its flagship locations. More recently they bought Herakles out in Sacramento.
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