As part of the expansion, DFW3, home of DataBank’s flagship Dallas area data center, has opened Data Hall 3, bringing an additional 12,000 square feet of raised flooring and an additional 1.5 MW of power online. DFW3 offers a game-changing option for companies in Plano, the fastest growing area within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, adjacent to the region’s “Telecom Corridor.”
Located in the Legacy Park section of Plano, DFW3 offers 24x7 network availability, carrier neutrality, and unparalleled performance. In all, DFW3 is designed to accommodate a total of six data halls delivering 72,000 square feet of usable space and up to 40 MW of total power from diverse utility feeds.
“This flagship data center represents our largest and most advanced facility in the Dallas area,” stated Danny Allen, vice president of engineering at DataBank. “DataBank continues to meet its commitments to current and potential customers who need reliable, first-class IT infrastructure to handle colocation, connectivity, and cloud services.”
The facility provides access to 10 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 data center interconnection (DCI) network, which enables active DRaaS solutions.
DFW3 also houses DataBank’s FedRAMP-certified cloud platform, which means the entire facility meets FedRAMP/FISMA auditing standards. 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.