DataBank has announced the opening of a new data center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The company this week announced the opening of the 86,000 sq ft (8,00 sqm) carrier-neutral MSP3 data center located in Brooklyn Park, to the north of the city.

DataBank will host an opening event on November 10. Construction work on the facility began in November 2020.

The Tier III-designed facility provides 1.5MW of critical load power capacity and can scale to 3MW in the first data hall, with a total of 9MW of critical IT load across three data halls

"DataBank continues to see Minneapolis as a fantastic destination for enterprise and technology workloads," said Raul Martynek, DataBank's CEO. "The additional capacity that MSP3 provides makes it an ideal location for hyperscale cloud and webscale application and content providers seeking to build a strong Edge presence in the market."

The MSP3 facility is the first phase of development on the 14 acres of land that DataBank purchased in 2020 from Scannell Properties; the campus can provide another 170,000 sq ft (15,800 sqm) of data center space and up to an additional 18MW.

MSP1 and MSP2, located in Edina and Eagan areas of Minneapolis respectively, provide a combined 106,000 sqft of space (9,850 sqm, though mostly at MSP2). MSP4 – formerly a zColo facility – offers 4,500 sq ft (418 sqm) and 2MW at the 511 Building carrier hotel.

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