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Infomart Dallas - Equinix Dallas - 1950 N Stemmons Fwy
1950 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
  • 500,000 Gross SqFt
  • 60.0 Megawatts

The Infomart is the center of network Interconnection and Peering in Dallas. In fact, the Infomart is the nexus of the Interconnection marketplace for the entire South Central United States. The only other building with reasonable network density is Digital Realty's 2323 Bryant Street.

CyrusOne Carrollton
1649 West Frankford Rd. Carrollton
TX 75007
  • 670,000 Gross SqFt
  • 60.0 Megawatts
  • 60,000 SqFt of Office Space
  • Power Density: 150–200+ watts/SqFt
Cologix DAL1, DAL2, DAL3
1950 Stemmons Freeway
Dalas, TX 75207
  • 40,000 Gross SqFt
  • Does not own Owns the Building

Cologix DAL1 (28,000 SF) & DAL2 (12,000 SF) are both located in the carrier dense Infomart.

Stream DFW VII
1813 Lookout Drive
Garland, Texas, USA
  • 90,000 Gross SqFt
  • 15.0 Megawatts

Stream Data Centers has acquired 23 acres for construction of a new Dallas-area campus development in Garland, Texas. When completed in late 2018, the newly-constructed DFW VII facility will offer an expandable 140,000 square foot data center with redundant 40 MW utility feeds from an on-site substation provided by Oncor. Ultimately the campus will total approximately 400,000 square feet.

STACK DFW01
6653 Pinecrest Dr
Plano, TX 75024
  • 247,000 Gross SqFt
  • 34.5 Megawatts

There are three data centers on the campus:

  • #1 is a 247,000 sqft data center with 22.5 MW of critical power
  • #2 up to 24 MW
  • #3 is a LEED Silver certified, concurrently maintainable data center with 94,400 square feet of technical space and 10.75MW of available power from two local substations.

The Dallas data center market has been hot. Low power costs, robust interconnection market, tax incentives, and low hazard risks have attracted large data center deployments.

Dallas Interconnection

Dallas is the best-connected metro in the South Central US. The Informart at 1950 Stemmons is the primary point of interconnection followed by 2323 Bryan, a 26 story downtown tower. Equinix, a retail colo provider focused on Interconnection ecosystems, acquired the Infomart for $800 million in 2018.

Infomart Colocation

Infomart at 1950 N Stemmons is the pivotal colo facility in Dallas. Not only does is it contain the main peering point in the region, but many other colo providers are in the building as well. Equinix acquired the building in 2018 and runs the Meet-Me Room (MMR) The following companies also provide colocation services in the building:

  • Cologix DAL1 and DAL2 jointly have 40,000 sqft
  • Flexential operates the former Viawest data center
  • Zayo (aka zColo)
  • Atlantic Metro

Other Dallas Colocation Facilities

  • 2323 Bryan, a Digital Realty owned telecom hotel. Similar to the Infomart, the site has many colo providers. in the building including, Earthlink, Equinix, CyrusOne, and Atlantic Metro.
  • Digital Realty - 9 sites
  • CyrusOne - 3 data centers
  • QTS - 2 large data centers
  • QuadraNet is in the Tierpoint facility at 3004 Irving
  • DataBank has 3 data centers. DFW1 in the Former Federal Reserve Building. DFW2 in Richardson has 42,000 sqft of raised floor. DataBank’s newest facility, DFW3, is in Plano

Wholesale Options:

There are many good wholesale choices in the market, including Digital Realty, CyrusOne, QTS, T5, Raging Wire, Skybox, and Stream.

Electric Utility:

The Texas electrical utility is decoupled from the East/West power grids in the US, the only state to manage their own grid. The grid is managed by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT.) Further, in 2002, Texas deregulated its energy industry creating a competitive market. The cost of electricity ranges from $0.04/kwh to $0.007/kwh.

Hazardous Risk:

Dallas is a relatively low risk from natural disasters. However tornados are sporadic, but a persistent risk in the summer.

Tax Incentives:

The state of Texas has exempted state sales tax (of 6.25%) for qualifying software and hardware purchases for data centers. The exemption does not cover local sales taxes. The State exemption also includes use tax for electricity consumption. The tax exemptions are intended for large data center deployments and to qualify, the data center must meet specific requirements. For example, capital expenditures must exceed $200 million over 5 years and create at least 20 permanent local jobs.

Google's Pioneering Location in Midlothian

There are no other data centers within 15 miles of Google’s Midlothian Data Center location which is under construction. Most of the data center development in the Dallas metro is either in Dallas itself or to the North (Plano, Carrolton, Richardson, and North Fort Worth.)

Google is a data center pioneer in the South. From the perspective of electrical supply, it might prove to be a smart decision. As the high growth data center industry clusters in the North metro area, Google has chosen to colocate its data center next to a slow growth, but high electric consumption industry.

Data center clusters encourage network fiber buildout. That is a disadvantage to be the only data center in a region. However, the site is built along a rail line and with Google's size and clout, it will by itself encourage enough fiber development.





Top Data Center Providers in Dallas

Sites Sites Gross SqFt Gross SqFt Power (MW) Power (MW)
Digital Realty Trust 16 505,406 20.50
Aligned Energy 1 475,000 12.50
Ascent 1 463,141 54.00
Cyxtera Technologies 1 399,889 25.50
Flexential 3 279,297 8.50
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Largest Data Centers in Dallas

Gross SqFt Gross SqFt Power (MW) Power (MW)
CyrusOne Carrollton 670,000 60.00
Digital Dallas Campus in Richardson - Digital Realty 579,859 72.00
Infomart Dallas - Equinix Dallas - 1950 N Stemmons Fwy 500,000 60.00
11830 Webb Chapel - Digital Realty 365,647
QTS Irving 292,000 31.50
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Data Center Construction in Dallas

Company Region Name Site Name Building SqFt Gross SqFt Power (MWs) Estimated Launch
CyrusOne Dallas CyrusOne Allen 350950
EdgeCore Internet Real Estate, LLC Dallas EdgeCore Dallas 180000 32.0
Aligned Energy Dallas Aligned Plano 8.0
Compass Dallas Compass Dallas II (Red Oak) 6.0 Jun 01 2020
Total 530950 0 46.0


April 2019

Cushman & Wakefield Dallas Report

November 2018

Cush Wake Fall 2018 Marketbeat report

December 2017

Dallas Chamber overview of the Data Center Market in Dallas

The data center is sandwiched between Tierpoint and Cisco Systems data centers
From Left to Right: Laramie Dorris, VP Design & Construction, Kellie Teal-Guess, CPO (Chief People Officer), Gary Caplinger, Allen Mayor Pro Tem Baine Brooks, Allen City Council Member John Hatem, ...
Phase I on the Alliance Texas development is pictured

The data center is sandwiched between Tierpoint and Cisco Systems data centers
Location of New CONE Data Center in Allen
Posted in CyrusOne Allen

The data center is sandwiched between Tierpoint and Cisco Systems data centers

From Left to Right: Laramie Dorris, VP Design & Construction, Kellie Teal-Guess, CPO (Chief People Officer), Gary Caplinger, Allen Mayor Pro Tem Baine Brooks, Allen City Council Member John Hatem, ...
Allen data center ground breaking in October 2017
Posted in CyrusOne Allen

From Left to Right: Laramie Dorris, VP Design & Construction, Kellie Teal-Guess, CPO (Chief People Officer), Gary Caplinger, Allen Mayor Pro Tem Baine Brooks, Allen City Council Member John Hatem, EVP, Operations, Design & Construction, Allen Mayor Stephen Terrell, Robert Jackson, General Counsel, Peter Vargas, City Manager Dan Bowman, Executive Director/CEO, AEDC Danny Cowser, Director, Construction & Design

Exterior of the Massive facility
Posted in CyrusOne Allen
New Colocation Room ready for a deployment (Nov 2018)
Posted in CyrusOne Allen Source: CyrusOne
Cisco TXDC1 is on the first 2 floors of the office building
Posted in Cisco Richardson TXDC1
RCDN9 Data Center Floor Layout
Posted in Cisco Richardson TXDC1 Source: Cisco
Databank DFW2 at twilight
Posted in DataBank North Dallas DFW2
H5 Colo Stack Plan
Posted in H5 Colo
Outside of 12712 Park Central Dr in Dallas
Posted in H5 Colo Source: H5 Colo
Databank is within the old Federal Reserve Bank building in Dallas
Posted in DataBank Downtown Dallas DFW1
Phase I on the Alliance Texas development is pictured
Facebook is expanding the Fort Worth campus
Posted in Facebook Fort Worth

Phase I on the Alliance Texas development is pictured

Source: Dallasnews.com
Data Center Aisle on the Alliance Campus
Posted in Facebook Fort Worth Source: Facebook
Break Area with Colorful Wall Art
Posted in Facebook Fort Worth Source: Facebook
Admin Building on Campus
Posted in Facebook Fort Worth Source: Facebook
Structured Cabling and Cabinets on FB's Fort Worth Campus
Posted in Facebook Fort Worth Source: Facebook