The Dallas/Fort Worth region is one of the largest and most active data center markets in the United States. It is currently experiencing a data center building boom, with hundreds of megawatts of potential capacity in the pipeline. The Dallas data center market is benefiting from excellent power and fiber infrastructure, competitive economic incentives and robust competition among service providers.
Dallas is notable for the diversity of its data center ecosystem, with strong demand for retail colocation, wholesale data center space, powered shell and build-to-suit projects. The market is boosted by its location in the center of the country, and sees demand for space from multiple business verticals, including hosting and cloud players as well as enterprise customers in finance and energy.
The Dallas area is home to 2.99 million square feet of commissioned data center space, representing 334 megawatts of commissioned power, according to market research from datacenterHawk. That makes Dallas the third-largest market for data center capacity in the U.S. In square footage, Dallas is the second-largest market, slightly ahead of Silicon Valley.
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