$12m North Dakota data centre slated to open in 2018

Company behind design and build is also working on upgrading two more facilities in South Dakota.

American services provider Midco has announced it will build a $12m data centre in Fargo, North Dakota, to help the company grow its reach.

Midco is an internet, networking, cable TV, phone, data centre and managed services, home automation and advertising services provider.

At total build, the site will offer 44,000 sqf, however, the first phase of construction is planned to deliver just 16,000 sqf of that value housing 250 cabinets of IT equipment.

Construction is due to start this month. The data centre design and construction has been tasked to Parallel Technologies, a data centre and building solutions company.

The company has also been engaged to provide services in support of upgrade projects at Midco’s two other data centers in Sioux Falls and Yankton, both in South Dakota.

Tim Kittila, director Data Center Strategy, Parallel Technologies, said: “With data centres in such high demand in the Dakotas, the future-looking design of the new data centre demonstrates Midco’s commitment to advanced technology and its customers.

“This colocation data centre facility will meet the needs of the most sophisticated cloud providers and enterprises and provide the region with capacity to grow and expand economically.”

Scott Smidt, Vice President of Business Engineering and Operations, Midco, said: “The standards we are building this data centre to is a testament to our commitment to our customers to provide the highest level of IT performance and reliability.

“Through this data centre, businesses can have the highest confidence in the protection of their critical data while at the same time interconnecting with local, regional and national providers.

“The Fargo data centre brings instant value to our customers by providing a Tier III protected facility that accesses our highly redundant and available 8,600-mile network. This data center allows colocation and interconnects with local, regional and national providers.”