Bid data center project underway south of Dallas
Article from Dallas Morning News.
Compass Datacenters is building the 225 - acre Red Oak campus.
North Texas is getting another huge data center — this one south of Dallas.
Addison-based Compass Datacenters LLC bought 225 acres on Houston School Road near Interstate 35E in Red Oak for a new campus.
Construction has already started on the project, with the first phase scheduled for completion in the middle of this year.
"The Dallas area continues to be one of the most dynamic data center markets in the country,” Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters, said in a statement. “Our Red Oak campus supports customers’ current needs while providing clear line of sight to dedicated growth in the future.
“Red Oak is the latest step in our effort to expand in key markets across the United States and Canada," he said. "This Red Oak campus will bolster our ability to deliver data centers to our customers exactly where and when they need them."
This will be Compass’ second Dallas location. The company already has a data center in Allen.
Compass also has locations in Columbus, Montreal, northern Virginia and Phoenix.
North Texas is one of the fastest-growing data center markets in the country.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area ranked as the third-largest data center market in a new international comparison by commercial property firm Cushman & Wakefield.
More than $100 billion has been invested in data center projects around the world in the last decade.
Data centers with more than 80 megawatts of capacity are currently under construction in North Texas, with large campuses planned, according to Cushman & Wakefield.
Some of the largest North Texas data centers provide services for companies including Google, Facebook and NTT Data.