Dallas Data Center Market Shows No Signs of Slowing

March 2, 2018
It’s been a busy year in Dallas. To help our readers keep track of all the news, Data Center Frontier has compiled a brief guide to the data center boom in the Dallas market.

It’s been a busy year in Dallas, and there’s plenty more to come. In addition to the recent Equinix acquisition of the Dallas Infomart, there’s been expansions from companies including RagingWire, Skybox, Compass Datacenters, Stream Data Center, CyrusOne, Digital Realty and more.

Dallas is notable for the diversity of its data center ecosystem, with strong demand for retail colocation, wholesale data center space, powered shell and build-to-suit projects.

To help our readers keep track of all the news emerging from the data center boom in the Dallas data center market, Data Center Frontier has compiled the top news from the region over the past few months, as well as a special data center market report providing closer look at trends impacting this particular market:

Dallas Data Center Market Trends

The Dallas Market: Spreading Out and Building Bigger: Amid robust growth, the Dallas data center market is spreading out, with recent development focusing on northern suburbs. The Dallas/Fort Worth region is home to 2.5 million SF of commissioned data center space, representing 278 MW of commissioned power.

Dallas Data Center Market Primed for Surge in Growth: The Dallas/Fort Worth region is poised for a data center building boom, with more than 200 megawatts of potential capacity in the pipeline. Read more in the Data Center Frontier Special Report on the Dallas Market.

Company News in Dallas

The glass facade of the Dallas Infomart, the leading carrier hotel and connectivity hub in Dallas, which is being acquired by Equinix. (Photo: Rich Miller)

The Equinix Infomart: What It Means for the Data Center Industry: The acquisition of the Dallas Infomart for $800 million is a strategic win for Equinix. The transaction also changes the game for the remainder of the Infomart portfolio, offering a clearer value proposition to acquirers and investors.

RagingWire is Building Faster for the Future: As it builds its new Texas campus, RagingWire is retooling its data center construction operation to accelerate its deployment speed.

Energized in Texas: Skybox Targets Dallas, Adds Colo Services: Energy is a key strategic principle for Skybox Datacenters, as it expands into Dallas and launches colocation services to support a hybrid cloud offering for oil and gas firms in Houston.

Compass Points Toward New Markets, Hyperscale Deals: With new investment partners, Compass Datacenters is ready to scale its personalized data centers, competing in both regional markets and hyperscale deals.

Download the full report.

Stream Data Centers Targets the Hyperscale Market: Stream Data Center sees an opportunity in building large data center campuses for hyperscale customers, a fast-growing niche in the Interent infrastructure business.

EdgeCore Launches, Plans $2 Billion in Data Center Development: EdgeCore Internet Real Estate has launched with plans to build large data center campuses in six North American markets. The new company is led by former CoreSite CEO Tom Ray, and its lead backer is GIC, the sovereign wealth fund for the government of Singapore.

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And for further coverage, check out Data Center Frontier’s page dedicated to the Dallas Data Center Market, that will provide the latest stats and info on this quickly growing area that is continuing to experience a data center boom.

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