DataBank Deploys Significant Expansion of its Pittsburgh Edge Data Center

19 Jul 2019 by Technology

DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, connectivity and managed services, expands its Pittsburgh (PIT1) edge data center to accelerate the growth of the region’s tech ecosystem. The latest expansion brings in an additional 10,500 sq. ft for a total of 25,000 sq. ft. of raised floor space. With the expansion, P1T1 will be able to address further demand for enterprise-grade infrastructure combined with robust interconnection options.

"DataBank recognizes Pittsburgh as a high growth market. Our PIT1 expansion and PIT2 facility represent over $50M in investment and demonstrate our commitment to serving the tech ecosystem and enterprises in this burgeoning marketplace," said Raul Martynek, Databank's CEO.

DataBank’s PIT1 is located inside Nova Place, a technology center in the heart of Pittsburgh’s North Side.   PIT1 is a powerful hub for interconnection and the placement of mission critical infrastructure supporting cutting-edge technologies. It’s a carrier neutral data center with connectivity to 31 carriers, offering customers access to hybrid, public, private, managed cloud options, along with 2MW of critical power.

According to DataBank, the expansion includes the following:

  • 1500kW of 2N critical UPS IT load capacity
  • Supplements 400kW of N+1 IT load capacity on first floor N+1, including upgraded rooftop heat rejection equipment
  • New 1500kW of IT load supported by two new 2500kW generators with 2N redundancy
  • Utility power delivered through new 2N transformers served by DQL 23kVA primary utility power service
  • 250 Tons of N+1 cooling
  • Customer space, including office, conference and break rooms

"With this PIT1 expansion and our new PIT2 datacenter in North Fayette, DataBank offers the best colocation footprint in the Pittsburgh market. PIT1 is a dominant interconnection hub, addressing the metro and long-haul connectivity and resiliency needs of enterprises, as well as tech, cloud and content providers," added Stephen Callahan, DataBank's Senior Vice President of Sales.

Headquartered in the historic former Federal Reserve Bank Building, in downtown Dallas, TX, DataBank is in nine markets including Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minnesota, and Pittsburgh. The provider recently announced the commencement of construction for its Salt Lake City 5 (SLC5) data center.

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