DataBank expands DFW3, Opening Data Hall #2 and Expediting the Development of Data Hall #3
DFW3, home of our flagship Dallas area data center, has opened Data Hall 2 and expedited the development of Data hall 3 to meet growing customer demand.
DFW3 is designed to accommodate a total of 6 Data Halls delivering 72,000 sq. ft of usable space and up to 40MW of total power from diverse utility feeds. Each data hall provides 12,000 sq. ft of secure raised floor and is capable of delivering 1.5MW of power. With generators and UPS already in place, DataBank will be able to expedite the opening of data hall 3 in Q4 2020, joining the capacity already in place with data halls 1 and 2.
DFW3: Compliant, Connected and Secure
Certified by the Uptime Institute as a Tier III Designed and Constructed facility, DFW3 offers a game-changing option for companies in Plano, the fastest growing area of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The facility provides options for colocation cabinets, cages, and suites with anywhere up 25kW in an air-cooled environment, and up100kW per cabinet using water-chilled rear doors.
Located in the Legacy Park section of Plano, TX, DFW3 offers tremendous network availability,. neutrality and performance. 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 a data center interconnection (DCI) network which enables active-active DRaaS solutions.
DFW3 also houses DataBank’s FedRAMP-certified cloud platform which means the entire facility meets FedRAMP/FISMA auditing standards and delivers consistently better quality and repeatable outcomes at scale. This benefits even for those customers who are not doing business with the Federal government, but nevertheless seek higher data protection, simplified compliance reporting, and more effective go-to-market timing and messaging.
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.