Metro Atlanta is quickly becoming what some call a “development hub” for data centers.
Data Center Frontier reports the region has seen a major influx of these tech facilities, calling metro Atlanta “a hot new destination for colocation providers and tech firms with big-data needs.”
This interest in stationing data centers in and around Atlanta was most recently illustrated by Facebook’s plan to build a $750 million, 970,000-square-foot center at Stanton Springs in Newton County, about 40 miles east of downtown.
Also aiming for a metro Atlanta entrance are tech firms CyrusOne, DataBank, Switch, and Digital Realty, among others.
CyrusOne announced late last year it will set up shop in Douglasville, with a 440,000-square-foot data center with 50 megawatts of critical power.
Partnered with Georgia Tech, DataBank has plans for a 94,000-square-foot downtown facility for “high performance computing,” according to Data Center Frontier.
Tech firm Switch is shooting for a massive “cloud campus” to be built in Douglas County. The development will entail a whopping $2.5 billion investment to renovate one million square feet.
Also downtown, Digital Realty looks forward to an 18,000-square-foot multi-tenant data center.
Nevertheless, tech giant Amazon seems to be eyeing other cities in its search for a second home base, according to the latest third-party prognostication.
Meanwhile, Zillow is putting its HQ2 forecast money on either Atlanta or Northern Virginia.