Minnesota's largest economy, Minneapolis, is a thriving hub for scientific research, healthcare, and finance. The city boasts an impressive list of Fortune 500 companies, including United Health Group, Target, Best Buy, Supervalu, and 3M. With a high standard of living and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Minneapolis is also home to the Minnesota Technology Center.
To meet the growing demand for compute resources in the area, DataBank has strategically positioned four data centers in Minneapolis. These data centers, located in different parts of the city, provide geographic diversity for customers. Thanks to Minnesota's cold climate, we are able to utilize high-efficiency cooling systems that provide free cooling for nine months out of the year. Additionally, the city's geography offers a reduced risk of natural disasters, making Minneapolis a safe choice for colocating mission-critical workloads.
One of DataBank's data centers, MSP1 West Twin Cities, is located in Edina, MN, in the Technology Business District. This facility features redundant cooling systems, fiber connectivity to multiple service providers, and cost-effective power options. It's an ideal location for companies seeking a disaster recovery solution in the heart of the country.