A Dallas-based data center operator plans to open its first data center within a downtown Dallas office tower, which has been a data center for some time— with hopes of landing new tenants.
The 12-story, 137,000-square-foot building has a Fortune 500 telecommunications firm anchoring about 10,000 square feet in the building at 2020 Live Oak St.
Provision Data Services has opened the data center to Fortune 500 enterprises to small independent shops, said CEO Clay Hill.
“Dallas-Fort Worth is the hub of connectivity for U.S. bandwidth with users and cloud providers seeking flexible environments with access to internetworked connectivity and reliable operations,” Hill said, in a statement.
The company has recently started marketing the data center space to would-be users.
North Texas has become a mecca to data center providers, with big firms snapping up available land sites and buildings in an effort to appease the demand for new data center space in the region.
“We have a lot of speculative data center space coming to the market this year,” Bo Bond, a managing director in JLL’s Dallas office, recently told the Dallas Business Journal.
“The space is being leased to everything from corporate growth to personal consumption to trending technology, which is driving the insatiable demand for data center space,” he added.
This year, Bond said Dallas-Fort Worth is poised to lease 40 megawatts to 60 megawatts of space as big speculative projects, such as Stream Realty Partners ’ data center project in Legacy Business Park and Digital Realty in Richardson begin to complete construction on space.
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