DataBank Orangeburg: DataBank acquires land for new data center campus in New York

Oct 05, 2021 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

DataBank has announced that it has acquired 34 acres of land in Orangeburg, New York. The land it bought would be the home of its future data center in New York. Building the data center on the land will help the data center firm meet the increasing demand for mission-critical IT infrastructure in a metro with a high population like New York. Besides, the property it purchased has a utility-owned substation that has the capacity of providing up to 45MW of utility power.

The firm plans to develop a new 200,000 square feet facility with 150,000 square feet of raised flooring on the site. In addition, the facility will also offer up to 30MW of critical power across five 6MW data halls. The facility can also be expanded in the future to include an additional capacity and substation.

Stephen Callahan, SVP of Sales for DataBank, said the location of the new facility is perfect for hyperscale-compute providers, and application and web-scale providers for expanding workloads in the metro.
DataBank SLC4 facility

DataBank's Press Release on October 5, 2021

DALLAS, Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, announced the acquisition of 34 acres in Orangeburg, New York. The acreage will represent the future home of the New York City metro area's fifth data center – and augment capacity to meet the accelerating demand for mission critical IT infrastructure in the densely-populated metro area.

By purchasing the property, which includes a utility-owned substation capable of providing up to 45 MW of utility power, DataBank furthers its strategy of owning and controlling the real estate beneath its data centers, and accelerates the pace at which it can bring online new capacity. DataBank plans to construct a new 200,000 square foot data center with 150,000 square feet of raised flooring, offering 30 MW of critical power via five 6 MW data halls –- and there is room on the campus to add future expansion facilities, including an additional substation.

The New York City metropolitan area is the nation's leading center of growth for start-ups and venture capital in the tech industry, and the largest metropolitan region in the country.  The region is home to the world's leading financial and trading institutions, countless technology and education assets — and dozens of major federal research facilities.

The new facility will be tethered to DataBank's highly interconnected sites in New York City's "Silicon Alley" neighborhood and New Jersey (60 Hudson St., 111 Eighth Ave. and 165 Halsey St.), providing robust metro, regional and long haul lit and dark fiber connectivity options. 

"The investment in this new campus responds to the New York City metro area's need for colocation, connectivity, and cloud services, solidifying its status as a prime location for enterprise-class data centers," comments Raul K. Martynek, DataBank's CEO. "With this acquisition, DataBank will bring to the nation's largest market both high-value IT operations jobs and the reliable IT infrastructure our customers need to create a limitless digital future for their business."

"The site will be ideal for hyperscale-compute providers and web-scale content and application providers to expand workloads in the densely-populated metropolitan area," stated Stephen Callahan, SVP of Sales for DataBank.

DataBank's edge infrastructure platform provides colocation, cloud and network services across its 60+ data centers, modular/micro data centers, and 20 neutral interconnects. The company's hands-on support, managed security and compliance services along with 100% uptime guarantee, provide an extra level of support and reliability for enterprises.

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