DataBank Plans New York Expansion

October 6th, 2021 by · 1 Comment

DataBank has some major expansion plans for the New York City metro area. Yesterday the national data center operator revealed the acquisition of 34 acres of land on which it plans to build a new colocation campus.

The location is Orangeburg, New York, which lies along the Hudson River in Rockland county just north of the Palisades and the border with northern New Jersey. That will complement DataBank's existing presence 60 Hudson and 111 8th Ave in downtown NYC and at 165 Halsey in Newark and 25 Corporate Place South in Piscataway in New Jersey to which the new location will be tethered.

Upon the newly purchased land DataBank is planning a 200,000 square foot data center, with 150,000 square feet of raised floor space spread across 5 data halls, and 30MW of total critical power. The property already has a utility-owned substation, and there is room for expansion both in terms of additional facilities and a substation. The move into Orangeburg will more than triple their footprint in the region when fully built out.

Earlier this year, DataBank bought Zayo's zColo division, which vaulted the company to a fully national footprint. We had CEO Raul Martynek here for a Q&A to talk about the company's plans back in April. An expansion in NYC was not top-of-mind at the time with the integration and other expansions in Minneapolis and Salt Lake City on their plate. With those projects in hand, they clearly have the appetite for new projects.

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  • John P. says:

    DataBank should concentrate on satisfying the customers it has now before trying to grow. All I ever hear from their sales and ops teams, on the rare occasion when they respond, is that they are just so busy and still trying to integrate the business they bought from Zayo. Trying to get a quote from them for one of the locations in Ashburn is impossible. I tried for three weeks to get a response from someone before I finally moved on and gave my business to Coresite, who responded immediately.

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