DataBank Plano DFW3: DataBank expands Its DFW3 Dallas Fort Worth data center

Jul 14, 2021 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, just announced the expansion of its DFW3, Dallas Fort Worth Data Center. It is expanding to meet the increasing demand for mission-critical IT infrastructure in the Dallas Fort Worth market.

The expansion sees DataBank open Data Hall 3 while adding 12,000 square feet of space with an additional 1.5MW of power to the DFW3 facility. DFW3 is located in the Legacy Park section of Plano, Texas. The facility is designed to have six data Halls with up to 72,000 square feet of usable space. Aside from that, it can also deliver up to 40MW of total power.

VP of Engineering at DataBank, Danny Allen, said DFW3 is the Company’s biggest and most advanced facility in the Dallas area. He further noted that the Company would continue to meet the demands of its existing and potential customers by delivering reliable, first-class IT infrastructure suitable for colocation,  connectivity and cloud services.

DataBank Press Release on June 13, 2021

Dallas, TX – July 13, 2021 DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, announces the expansion of its Dallas Fort Worth Data Center, DFW3, to meet the mushrooming demand for mission critical IT infrastructure in the Dallas/Fort Worth market.

As part of the expansion, DFW3, home of DataBank’s flagship Dallas area data center, has opened Data Hall 3 bringing an additional 12,000 square feet of raised flooring and an additional 1.5MW of power online.  DFW3 offers a game-changing option for companies in Plano, the fastest growing area within the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, adjacent to the region’s “Telecom Corridor.”

Located in the Legacy Park section of Plano, TX, DFW3 offers 24x7 network availability, carrier neutrality and unparalleled performance. In all, DFW3 is designed to accommodate a total of six data Halls delivering 72,000 sq. ft of usable space and up to 40MW of total power from diverse utility feeds.

“This flagship data center represents our largest and most advanced facility in the Dallas area,” stated Danny Allen, vice president of engineering at DataBank.  “DataBank continues to meet its commitments to current and potential customers who need reliable, first-class IT infrastructure to handle colocation, connectivity and cloud services.”

The facility provides access to ten on-site carrier POPs and to the two other major Dallas metroplex carrier hotels. It is also connected to DataBank’s DFW1 and DFW2 facilities via data center interconnection (DCI) network, which enables active DRaaS solutions.

DFW3 also houses DataBank’s FedRAMP-certified cloud platform, which means the entire facility meets FedRAMP/FISMA auditing standards. Security measures at DFW3 include full perimeter fencing, round-the-clock on-site security personnel and dual-factor authentication (card and biometric) on exterior entry and all data center entrances. In addition to FedRAMP/FISMA, the facility meets a variety of key industry compliance standards, including HIPAA HITECH, SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II, SSAE 18 and PCI DSS compliance designations.

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 managed security and compliance services along with 100% uptime guarantee, provide an extra level of support and reliability for enterprises. The company combines this platform with contract portability, managed security, compliance enablement, hands-on support, and a guarantee of 100% uptime availability, to give customers absolute confidence in their IT infrastructure and the power to create a limitless digital future for their business.

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