DataBank has broken ground on a new data center site in Atlanta, Georgia, and completed an expansion project in San Deigo, California.

The US company last week announced the groundbreaking of its ATL4 data center in Atlanta. Located at 200 Selig Drive, the colocation facility will feature 200,000 square feet (18,580 sqm) of raised floor space and 4MW of capacity, expandable to 40MW.

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– DataBank

DataBank acquired the 18-acre site in May 2022 for a reported $10.9 million. The site seems to have previously belonged to Lathem Time Corporation – a maker of clocks, time cards, and employee tracking systems.

Once completed, ATL4 will be linked via dark fiber to DataBank’s ATL2 and ATL3 facilities.

“The Atlanta metropolis continues to grow, and we are expanding our presence as the area emerges as one of the top data center markets in the country,” said DataBank VP of construction, Tony Qorri. “Adding a fourth data center to the greater Atlanta area will further establish our position as a leading enabler for high-density computing workloads within this vital connectivity hub for the southeastern United States.”

DataBank currently operates three other data centers in the Atlanta area totaling 32MW and 136,000 sq ft (12,630 sqm) at full build-out.

“Brasfield & Gorrie is honored to contribute our mission-critical construction experience to this project,” said vice president and division manager Dustin Smith. “The need for mission-critical facilities has steadily grown, and Brasfield & Gorrie’s experience has grown right alongside that need.”

April also saw the company complete an expansion project in San Deigo, California.

The expansion at SAN1, located at 12270 World Trade Drive, added 40,000 square feet (3,700 sqm) of raised floor space, bringing the total capacity of the site to 60,000 sq ft (5,575 sqm). The project has also taken the site’s total capacity to 7.5MW.

“We are pleased to have completed this expansion, providing even more capacity to the San Diego market,” said Qorri.

The company currently operates two data centers in San Diego. Zayo acquired both from Mexico’s Kio Networks in 2017 for $12 million, with DataBank taking over the facilities when it bought zColo from Zayo in 2020.