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DataBank Expands: New Data Center Campus in Culpeper, Virginia

DALLAS, November 14, 2023 – DataBank, a prominent provider of enterprise-class edge colocation, interconnection, and managed services, has recently acquired 85 acres of land in Culpeper, Virginia. This strategic expansion will facilitate the development of the “Culpeper Campus,” supporting up to three 2-story data centers, offering 1.4M gross square feet of space. The site will also house a 300MW onsite substation from Dominion Energy, capable of delivering 192MW of critical IT power upon full deployment.

The Culpeper Campus holds significant importance within the Northern Virginia data center locations market, recognized as a designated “technology zone,” qualifying for tax incentives. This acquisition marks DataBank’s second major move within a fortnight, following the recent purchase of a 95-acre campus in the Atlanta market. These expansions, upon full development, are set to contribute 2.4M square feet of gross data center space and 312MW of power to DataBank’s portfolio, nearly doubling its current capacities.

Raul K. Martynek, DataBank’s CEO, commented, “Northern Virginia continues to be one of the most important data center locations globally. As the market expands, we anticipate development to extend southward, with Culpeper emerging as an ideal location due to its abundant land, utility capacity, and existing fiber and data center infrastructure.”

The Culpeper Campus will implement DataBank’s recently introduced Universal Data Hall Design (UDHD), enabling rapid capacity deployment to meet diverse sustainability and performance requirements. This design caters to enterprises, hyperscale cloud providers, and emerging AI applications seeking high power and cooling density.

About DataBank:

Recognized by Deloitte as one of the fastest-growing private U.S. companies in 2023, DataBank supports large enterprises, technology, and content providers in ensuring continuous, secure, compliant, and scalable data and application services, aligning with the demands of the artificial intelligence era.

With a footprint of 65+ “HPC-ready” data centers in 27+ markets, 20 interconnection hubs, and connections to cloud providers, DataBank offers extensive reach and infrastructure. Its platforms integrate contract portability, managed security, compliance enablement, hands-on support, and a 100% uptime availability guarantee, empowering customers to shape a limitless digital future for their business.