Equinix plans $500M data center in West PlanoEquinix plans $500M data center in West Planohttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=1852015-08-11T12:26:00Z2015-08-11T00:00:00Z

PLANO - Equinix has obtained the rights to build a new $500 million, 25MW data center on a 16-acre site as a major addition to an already busy business park, which boasts a T5 Data Center on its own adjacent site.

The new giant data center is planned simultaneously as Equinix takes out an additional lease for six megawatts of electricity to expand in an existing T5 data center at West Plano, which just happens to be adjacent to its new-build plot of land.

When the lease deal is completed, the existing 315,000-sf T5 Data Center facility in Legacy Business Park will be 93 percent occupied.

The Dallas area is proving popular with colocation providers.

July saw announcements from CyrusOne planning to draw another 4.5 megawatts of electricity and 60,000 sf of space at its Carrollton facility while the Dallas Infomart is currently being increased by 500,000 sf and 40 megawatts of energy with special attention to accommodate additional data center tenants.

Richardson city has 18 data centers yet more are planned said John Jacobs, executive vice president of economic development for the Richardson Chamber of Commerce.

Plano and Frisco also have their fair share of data centers, the latter of which will soon have a four building, $250 million data center campus from Patronus.

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