DataBank goes live with its second Pittsburgh data centre hub

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The facility brings the company’s total data centre count to 20 facilities in nine markets.

Enterprise-class colocation provider DataBank has announced the opening of its second Pittsburgh data centre (PIT2) in North Fayette Township, Pennsylvania.

Located west of DataBank’s existing downtown PIT1 data centre, PIT2 is set to offer a total of 40,000 sqf of raised flooring and up to 4.55 megawatts of 2N cooling and power.

The facility also features carrier-neutral access to six onsite fibre carriers and is tethered via redundant diverse dark fibre links to the company’s PIT1 data centre, the region’s carrier hotel, for access to over 25 additional networks.

The company said that the PIT2 is also sited on 17 acres of owned land, which gives DataBank the ability to further expand to meet growing market demand.

“We are excited to see continued investment in this type of critical infrastructure,” said Audrey Russo, president of Pittsburgh Tech Council.

“It points up the growing role of technology in our region, but the addition also marks an attempt to bring centres closer to the people and enterprises that represent the lifeblood of our regional economy.”

PIT2 is ideally positioned to serve Pittsburgh’s growing marketplace, which has historically lacked options for enterprise-grade colocation.

“We know that world-class data centres like PIT2 create new opportunities for entrepreneurs, researchers, and the community at large,” said DataBank CEO, Raul K. Martynek.

“Along with our recent expansion of PIT1, the opening of PIT2 signifies DataBank’s commitment to the Pittsburgh marketplace and demonstrates our ability to bring higher quality and more-evolved data centre experience to those who need it.”

One of the few data centres in the area originally built for enterprise-grade needs, PIT2 was acquired by DataBank from PNC Bank in 2019.

The company said that the nation’s sixth-largest bank, PNC remains an anchor tenant in PIT2 via a long-term leaseback arrangement.