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Universal Data Hall Design

Universal Data Hall Design

A look at how we approach the design and deployment of data centers across our portfolio.

An efficient, scalable, and sustainable model for data center development


Developing a footprint of data centers as large as DataBank’s requires a construction approach that’s efficient and scalable. Our engineering team has perfected a design model for new data centers that allow us to build, commission, and expand them quickly and cost-effectively, ensuring the capacity is there for you when you need it.

The base design incorporates slab flooring with perimeter cooling, which is ideal for large hyperscale deployments. For high-density locations, technologies like rear door heat exchangers or direct-to-chip cooling can be provisioned with minimal effort. If clients require a more traditional enterprise deployment,  DataBank can easily add raised flooring to accommodate varying cabinet sizes, layouts, and other options. This universal approach provides the agility our clients require today – and well into the future.

Floor Space

We’ve optimized data center floor space within each data center into 15,000 sq. ft. data halls with slab flooring that can easily be converted into traditional raised flooring.  This design and construction approach benefits our clients by reducing provisioning time, increasing efficiency, and reducing cost.  See Colocation for Options


Within each data hall, DataBank deploys power in a 4MW, block redundant topology. Power for each data hall is backed up by 2MW UPS and 3MW generators. This design gives our clients the capacity and redundancy they require.


DataBank Universal Data Hall Design standardizes on closed-loop, air-cooled chiller plants that can accommodate both traditional hot-aisle/cold-aisle environments and scale to meet high-density HPC requirements while minimizing water use.   See High Density Colocation for Options


Each DataBank data center is thoughtfully equipped with the amenities your staff need to make them feel at home: food and break rooms, office space and conference rooms, crash carts, hand tools, cabling supplies, and more.

Physical Security

Each facility is secured with 2FA biometric access, 24-hour manned security, mantraps, and CCTV monitoring with badged access which is managed from our Customer Portal.  Each data hall within the facility is also secured with 2FA biometric access.  Additional security measures are available for cabinets and cages.


All facilities and operational aspects of our data centers are designed to meet the most stringent compliance standards. Each facility is audited annually, and compliance reports are available upon request.  Standards are per data center and may include SSAE SOC 1, SOC2, PCI-DSS, HIPAA-HITECH, and FedRAMP.

See Compliance Enablement for more information.


We deploy DCIM to optimize our critical infrastructure so you can optimize yours. Our data center infrastructure management software is integrated into the DataBank Customer Portal so you can monitor your environment for performance and efficiency.


DataBank’s energy procurement and efficiency program maximizes the use of carbon-free and low-carbon energy sources with a goal of being 100% carbon-neutral by 2030. We’ve also been a leader in deploying innovative heat recycling, greener backup systems, and environmentally friendly refrigerants.






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