May 28, 2018

DataBank to undergo data center expansion at Pittsburgh

The expansion seeks to build a new building equipped with state-of-the-art-facilities within the existing campus.

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Data center facilitator DataBank are all set to undergo expansion at their Pittsburgh hub in Pennsylvania. With this expansion, Data Bank will be adding 10,000 sq.feet to their current data center assets by building a new hub within the campus, thus doubling their capacity.

According to DataBank, telecommunication businesses in the U.S. are showing a large amount of interest in data center services. They also claim that these telcos are looking for a widespread network to support their connectivity.

DataBank say that since they offer direct access to more than 25 fiber carriers, providing connectivity to telecom operators globally will not be as difficult. They say that they are delighted to expand their data centers to 15 with this new hub. Explaining this in detail, Kevin Ooley, President and CFO for DataBank, commented:

We are seeing continued demand from customers seeking edge access to the rich interconnection ecosystem we offer at our Pittsburgh data center.

We believe expanding in our existing building envelope will allow us to provide high quality, enterprise-grade colocation space in close proximity to our diverse carrier ecosystem.

Industry experts opine that DataBank’s strategy to add telcos as clients in their portfolio is a great move to further the growth of technology in Pittsburgh and entice more businesses. Speaking about this, J. Ray Scott, senior manager for Storage and Virtualization, Computing Services, at Carnegie Mellon University, said:

We are excited to see continued investment in this type of critical infrastructure in the Pittsburgh area as it further demonstrates the growing role of technology in our region.

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