Continuing its growth, STACK INFRASTRUCTURE announced a new data center campus in New Albany, Ohio. The STACK campus is positioned within the Golden Triangle, a geographic area linking Northern Virginia, Northern New Jersey, and Chicago, where the majority of data transmission in the U.S. occurs. New Albany, Ohio, is a new market for STACK.
“We’re very excited to expand our footprint into this strategic market as it gains momentum in the data center world,” commented Brian Cox, Chief Executive Officer of STACK, in a statement. The acquired campus has a purpose-built, Tier III data center. Also, it offers 17 acres for future data center development.
STACK's entry into New Albany is significant as it represents a key market for the industry. According to STACK, New Albany and the surrounding area represents a premier emerging market for cloud and enterprise data centers based on their competitive power costs, favorable tax climate, skilled labor pool, and low risk of natural disasters.
“A location of choice for many data center, cloud, and enterprise entities, New Albany and the Golden Triangle offer a highly valuable range of benefits for STACK’s current and future clients. As we have considered expansion options, this market has remained a priority due to its unique combination of reliable power, robust data fiber networks, proximity to more than half of the U.S. population, and the resulting lower latency,” added Brian Cox.
STACK delivers a comprehensive suite of wholesale colocation, build-to-suit, and powered shell solutions in seven markets today: Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; New Albany, Ohio; Northern Virginia; Portland, Oregon; and Silicon Valley, California. Recently, STACK announced expansion plans for its Chicago and Portland facility.
The company has informed that the new multi-story data center in Chicago would offer at least 20MW of additional critical capacity with the possibility of further growth. This will bring STACK’s total capacity at its Chicago data center campus to at least 33MW. In Portland, the planned expansion will provide more than 60MW of additional critical capacity. Along with STACK’s established Hillsboro facilities, it will bring the company’s total capacity in the growing market to nearly 100MW.