By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor
Data center provider and NTT Communications group company RagingWire Data Centers recently announced the acquisition of 42 acres of land in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for an undisclosed amount. The company plans to build a one-million-square-foot, 80-megawatt data center, known as TX1.
The site is located off of the President George Bush Turnpike, at the intersections of Campbell Road, Telecom Road, and Lookout Drive in Garland, Texas. The parcel is easily accessible from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), as well as from Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), but outside of their flight paths.
“We did a thorough evaluation and are confident that Garland, Texas is the best place for RagingWire to open its new data center in the Dallas-Fort Worth data center market,” said Doug Adams, senior vice president and chief revenue officer of RagingWire. “With our site across the street from Richardson and just four miles from the Digital Realty campus, we are an ideal location for businesses requiring a data center footprint in the middle of the United States.”
The city of Garland and Garland Power & Light worked with RagingWire to provide planning assistance and economic development incentives for the project. Construction of the first of five 180,000 square feet will begin immediately. Leasing of wholesale build-to-suit vaults, custom data center buildings, and retail colocation cages and racks is expected to begin in September 2014.
“Texas is a business-friendly state, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is a vibrant data center market, growing in both demand and supply,” said Stefanie Williams, associate analyst, multi-tenant datacenters for 451 Research. “RagingWire, with its 100% availability, mission critical operations, and superior customer experience, should find Dallas to be an excellent addition to its data center portfolio.”