Minneapolis is a bustling scientific research, healthcare, and financial center—claiming the largest economy in the Midwest region behind Chicago. Driving the demand for Twin Cities colocation services are an abundance of Fortune 500 companies, including United Health Group, Target, Best Buy, Supervalu, and 3M. With a notably high standard of living, the area also fuels entrepreneurial growth and opportunity, led by the Minnesota Technology Center.
To meet the area’s compute resource needs, DataBank features four Minneapolis data centers strategically located to offer geographic diversity between sites: MSP 1 West Twin Cities, MSP2 East Twin Cities, MSP3 on the new Brooklyn Park Campus, and MSP4 Downtown. The cold weather climate of Minnesota allows for us to utilize high-efficiency air-side and water-side economizers, bringing free cooling to data center customers nine months out of the year. In addition, the geography promises reduced risk of natural disaster events, which makes Minneapolis one of the safer markets to colocate mission-critical workloads.