Quality Technology Services announced it will be opening the doors of its Dallas data center in mid-October. The 700,000 square-foot facility was converted from a former semiconductor plant and sits on a campus totaling 40 acres.
The company has the capacity to expand the Texas data center to include an additional 1.4 million square feet, double its original size, if the need presents itself in the future. Once complete, the facility will be one of three mega data centers owned by QTS across the country.
The new Dallas data center is one of 12 facilities owned by QTS, totaling 3.8 million square feet and providing services for more than 850 customers. The company owns a Chicago data center, an Atlanta data center and a Virginia data center, positioning itself in multiple emerging markets in the industry. Dallas is no exception, as the North Texas market has grown increasingly desirable in recent months due to data center tax incentives and affordable, reliable power supplies.
"In the last two years, we started to go beyond opportunistic expansion and be more strategic," said Eric Jacobs, executive vice president of the West with QTS. "Dallas was one of those markets we strategically wanted to be in."