Irving Mega Sized Data Center Will More Than Double Its Footprint

One of North Texas' biggest data center projects is going to get a lot bigger.QTS Data Centers four years expanded into the Dallas area with its purchase of a 700,000 square-foot building in Irving.Now the Kansas-based data center company has started an expansion that eventually will more than double the size of its facility, which started life as a chip plant."It was originally built by Hitachi as a semiconductor facility in the 1980s," said Travis Wright, site director for QTS' Irving data center. "The initial investment in the place was about $1 billion."We bought it for $20 million," Wright said.QTS redeveloped the former chip plant into one of its largest data centers. First they had to haul out acres of old manufacturing equipment to make way for the new data halls."We took out about 4.5 million pounds of recyclable materials," Wright said. "We used that to help fund part of the project."  Continue reading...

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