Dallas, TX – June 3, 2021 – DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class edge colocation, connectivity, and managed services, announces today it has earned the Datacloud Edge Award 2021. The award was presented virtually at a ceremony on June 1, 2021, by Datacloud Global Congress, which celebrates outstanding achievements of those across the data center, cloud and edge sectors throughout the last year.
DataBank had a transformative year with a series of acquisitions and organic expansions, which have uniquely positioned the company to be a leading edge data center and infrastructure provider.
“We are honored to be recognized as Datacloud’s 2021 Edge Award winner,” comments Raul K. Martynek, CEO for DataBank. “Built through a deal-driven “digital playbook,” DataBank is a combination of the convergence of technologies and companies delivering leading-edge infrastructure combining colocation, cloud, interconnection, and a robust set of managed security and compliance services. Our team is laser-focused on offering our customers exceptional IT infrastructure to support their critical workloads so that they can create a limitless digital future for their business. I congratulate our entire team for their relentless dedication to transparency, accountability and collaboration this past year.”
DataBank Highlights from 2020-2021 Include:
- The Hyperscale Edge: September 2020 – DataBank acquired the data center assets of zColo, the colocation arm of Zayo Networks. This brought DataBank’s totals to 60+4 data centers in 29 markets with over 1.1M sq. ft, of raised data center space, 12 cloud nodes and 20 major network interconnection points. This strategic deal gave DataBank a national-scale portfolio of data centers located within 50 miles of half the U.S. population, upon which the company built multi-node availability zones in new tier 2 markets to support cloud, compute and content providers.
- The Low Latency Edge: October 2020 – DataBank’s strategic $30 million investment in EdgePresence added modular edge data center capabilities to the DataBank portfolio and gave customers the ability to colocate and interconnect latency-sensitive workloads (video, gaming, VR/AR, IoT, etc.) as close to users as possible. These fully secure, SOC-2 certified micro-data centers provide more than 330 square feet of colocation space, accommodating up to 10 racks (420 rack units) and 48kW of power that can be placed almost anywhere, including beneath 5G towers or in rural locations, and tethered back to DataBank’s other facilities.
- The Interconnect Edge: With the zColo acquisition, 13 interconnect locations were added within a mix of Tier 1 and Tier 2 markets, extending DataBank’s portfolio of interconnect locations to 20 and a total count of physical cross connects to over 30,000 (#7 in the industry according to Structure Research in their Dec. 2020 Global Data Centre Colocation and Interconnection Report). This gives SaaS application developers, network providers, and enterprises pursuing a hybrid infrastructure, the reach and flexibility they need as their applications and workloads evolve.
Edge data centers enable new latency sensitive applications and minimize network traffic going to and from the cloud by, keeping traffic, local. The DataBank edge platforms are attracting the interest of providers of edge computing, content caching, gaming, IoT and robotics applications and even mobile network operators, further positioning DataBank as a leading provider of edge infrastructure.
For more information on DataBank’s unique Data Center Evolved platform, which is designed to provide the most agile and supportive IT infrastructure possible, visit www.databank.com. Follow DataBank’s news, developments and expansions on LinkedIn and Twitter.
DataBank enables the world’s largest enterprises, technology, and content providers to consistently deploy and manage their infrastructure, applications and data on the right platform, at the right time, in the right place. Our colocation and edge infrastructure footprint consists of 60+ data centers and 20 interconnection hubs in 29 markets, on-ramps to an ecosystem of cloud providers, and a modular edge data center platform with virtually unlimited reach.
We combine these platforms with contract portability, managed security, compliance enablement, hands-on support, and a guarantee of 100% uptime availability, to give our customers absolute confidence in their IT infrastructure and the power to create a limitless digital future for their business.
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