Compass Datacenters buys 225-acre plot for a data centre campus in Texas



The Dallas land. Photo: Compass Datacenters twitter

Construction has already begun on the campus with the company revealing that its customers value the area as a key growth market.

Compass Datacenters has purchased a 225-acre plot of land for its latest data centre campus in Red Oak, Texas.

The Red Oak Campus will provide capacity to hyperscale, cloud and enterprise customers, according to the company.

“The Dallas area continues to be one of the most dynamic data centre markets in the country,” said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters.

“Our Red Oak campus supports customers’ current needs while providing a 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.


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“This Red Oak campus will bolster our ability to deliver data centres to our customers exactly where and when they need them.”

The first data centre is a six-megawatt facility, which has been scheduled for delivery in Q2 2020, and the campus is supported by multiple carriers with access to diverse fibre routes and a dedicated high-voltage power substation.

“Compass is a trusted partner to the hyperscale customers we work with, delivering custom, rack-ready facilities on an industry-leading timeline,” said Nancy Novak, Compass’ Senior Vice President of Construction.

“Customers look to us to accelerate the delivery process in a cost-effective manner. Our Red Oak Campus is another example of delivering what our customers need, when they need it.”

In July 2019, Compass Datacenters announced that it had completed the acquisition of Montreal based data centre provider ROOT Data Center.

The acquisition is the first by Compass Datacenters since its recently announced plan to develop up to $3bn in new data centre campuses, which included follow-on investments from existing investors RedBird Capital Partners, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, and Azrieli Group.

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