Published on 29th July 2021
DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, announced today that it had acquired the existing facility at 6961 S. Quentin Street in Centennial, Colorado. The facility will house DEN5 – DataBank's fifth Denver data center – and add capacity to fulfill the market's growing demand for mission-critical IT infrastructure.
DataBank advances its strategy of owning and managing the real estate underlying its data centers by purchasing an existing light industrial site that can be quickly converted and speeds the pace to bring more capacity online. The 108,000-square-foot structure will eventually include 75,000 square feet of elevated flooring and 15 megawatts of UPS power to support high-density computing, enterprise, and hyper-scale applications.
The new DEN5 data center is located next to DataBank's existing DEN2 data center, which has been operational since 2011, offering customers a convenient campus setting in which to confidently expand their IT infrastructure. In addition to being carrier-neutral, DEN5 will be able to take advantage of DEN2's people, resources, network, and carrier access, allowing for faster deployment and scaling. The initial DEN5 project will have one data hall with a raised floor area of 30,000 square feet and a power output of 6MW, with the ability to expand to two more data halls. Denver is located in the heart of the Front Range region, which is a hotbed for tech start-ups and venture capital.
The region boasts resources in technology, research, and education, and Denver had its own Tech Center area long before the dot-com boom. Denver and surrounding Fort Collins were recently named in the top five cities for businesses and careers in a Forbes article, noting "very educated populations and global companies that are headquartered in the area." More than a dozen important federal research facilities are also located in the area.
DataBank CEO Raul Martynek says, "The investment in this new campus responds to Denver's need for colocation, connectivity, and cloud services, solidifying its status as a prime location for enterprise-class data centers," "With this acquisition, DataBank will bring to the Denver market both high-value IT operations jobs and the reliable IT infrastructure our customers need to create a limitless digital future for their business."
Across its 60+ data centers, modular/micro data centers, and 20 neutral interconnects, DataBank's edge infrastructure platform delivers colocation, cloud, and network services. Hands-on assistance, managed security and compliance services, as well as a 100 percent uptime guarantee, providing organizations with an extra degree of support and reliability.