Several interesting bits of expansion news from across the US data center market:
DataBank is moving to expand its presence out in Pittsburgh. The data center operator will be adding 10,000 square feet and 1.5MW of UPS power capacity at its PIT1 facility. in order to meet growing demand from the region. PIT1 is located iwthin Nova Place in Pittsburgh's North Side. The expansion should be ready for service by Q4 of 2018.
The Irish-based infrastructure group Chirisa has made another move in the North American data center marketplace. They have acquired a facility in Ashburn at the corner of Beaumeade Circle and Loudoun County Parkway. They are in the process of finalizing a $225M plan for a 280,000 square foot, 30MW facility on the property, which will fit right in with the neighbors (Equinix, Digital Realty, CenturyLink, Raging Wire)
In the Pacific Northwest, the Westin Building Exchange has some expansion plans. The Seattle carrier hotel is adding 1MW of critical power capacity to keep up with demands from both new and existing colo customers. They started the expansion this month, with additional phases in the wings
And Flexential, which arose from the merger of Peak10 and Viawest, continues to tweak its offerings. This week the company unveiled a wholesale data center product, offering a suite of turn-key multi-megawatt colo space, connectivity, and managed services to content, carrier, and larger enterprises. Mentioned in particular as a customer of the new wholesale offering was Nieman Marcus.