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It’s a buyer’s market for data centers in Dallas – for now

For the time being, there is data center capacity available in one of the top markets in the country -- Dallas. That’s great news for you, as contracts can be written with flexible terms customized to your needs.

Who is already here? Fortune 1000 companies are finding that the Garland / Plano / Richardson area near Dallas-Fort Worth is an ideal location for large-scale data center deployments. This trend is turning what was at one time known as the “Telecom Corridor” into the “Data Center Corridor.”      

With some of the lowest power costs in the U.S. and a business-friendly economy, the Dallas-Fort Worth area has established itself as a top tier destination data center market. Dallas is highly appealing both for companies looking for data center capacity available today, and for those looking to the future to grow their space in an affordable market.

Dallas is surging in so many ways. Forbes named the Dallas-Plano-Irving area as the No. 1 best U.S. city for job growth. The Kauffman Foundation put Dallas in the Top 10 in its Index of Growth Entrepreneurship. Businesses looking to expand their workforce can tap into a deep labor pool of 3.8 million people.

So with all of this interest, why is there data center capacity available in Dallas? In the last few years, there has been a data center building boom – resulting in a surplus of space … for now. No one knows how long this space will remain available, but one thing is for sure – as the space gets absorbed, prices will go up.

According to JLL’s 2018 report, Dallas data centers have about 79 megawatts of data center capacity available out of 516 megawatts of inventory. And that doesn’t even count the room we have to grow at our 42-acre fenced Dallas Data Center Campus, which has space for five interconnected buildings totaling over one million square feet of space.

We can give you the best deals in Dallas for customizable space at our 16-megawatt Dallas TX1 Data Center, which has been featured in media outlets such as Dallas Innovates, Data Center Frontier, and Bisnow.

And in addition to a great price, you’ll find that Dallas offers comprehensive fiber connectivity, dynamic business growth, dependable low-cost power, and a strategic disaster recovery location for a well-balanced data center portfolio.

We would love to show you first-hand exactly what we have to offer in the Dallas market. So if it’s time to sunset your current data center, or you’re looking to expand into a new facility, just let us know. You’ll find that we are absolutely driven to provide IT solutions with flexible terms for companies of all sizes.

If connectivity is gold… Dallas is Fort Knox

Where should your business set up its data center presence?

That’s one of those questions that sounds like it could be complicated, but really it’s not. There are only a few locations that check all the boxes for optimal data center effectiveness.

For a lot of reasons, Dallas, TX is gaining tremendous momentum as an up-and-coming data center market. One of the biggest reasons is the area’s world-class connectivity.

Why should you care? Connectivity is gold to companies that depend on reliable network traffic. And Dallas data center customers are living in the Fort Knox of connectivity gold. They can count on their revenue-generating data getting to customers reliably and quickly – every time.

Dallas is a particularly attractive data center location because its central location within the U.S. means data travels to the rest of the country with very low latency. That point has impressed many large enterprises and cloud companies to prioritize Dallas as a major part of their global data center footprint. After all, these companies need to distribute applications around the world for maximum performance and reliability. For this strategy to work, connectivity is clutch.

And Dallas doesn’t just offer a robust central region connectivity hub, it does so with low TCO figures. Telecom giant AT&T’s long-haul fiber is prevalent in the area – benefitting all Dallas data center customers.

For example, our Dallas TX1 Data Center has dark fiber connections to the carrier hotels in downtown Dallas, providing access to over 70 carriers and global interconnectivity. For global secured networks, our clients can access high-quality, global network coverage in over 190 countries by using the Arcstar Universal One virtual private network (VPN) from our parent company, NTT.

In addition, our Dallas TX1 Data Center is directly connected to our data center campuses in the U.S. including Northern California, Virginia, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Phoenix and Pacific Northwest, so workloads can be balanced and backed up across the country. Lastly, we offer secure connections to the world’s top cloud and content providers.

We would love to show you first-hand exactly what we have to offer in Dallas. So if it’s time to sunset your current data center, or you’re looking to expand into a new facility, let us know when you would like to talk more about the solution that would work for you. You’ll find that we are absolutely driven to provide IT solutions with flexible terms for companies of all sizes.

At Our Dallas TX1 Data Center – We Are Cookin’!

Summer’s here, and the time is right for cookouts and getting together with friends, especially with the Fourth of July holiday coming up. For me, this is the high holiday of barbecuing, which is something I’ve revered for just about my whole life. That’s what happens when you grow up in North Carolina and then move to Texas – two of the barbecue meccas of the U.S.

Rodney Willis - Grill Master at RagingWire Dallas TX1 Data Center

As I’ve worked to perfect my barbecue technique and recipes, I’ve had a lot of fun entering various competitions. And remarkably enough, I’ve found there are actually some similarities between pleasing barbecue judges and pleasing data center clients.

The key to coming home with the barbecue gold medal lies with matching your homemade rub with the preference of the evaluator. Some people like a good spice, some people like a sticky sweet. Whatever judge you get on that day, if your rub doesn’t match their particular flavor profile, you’re not going to win with them.

I extend that barbecue logic to my philosophy of serving data center customers. Just like I strive to match my barbecue flavor to a judge’s preference, I listen carefully to client needs in order to recommend and provide the best data center option.

In our TX1 Data Center here in Dallas, we look at everything we do to see what matches a particular client’s goals. That attention to detail leads to the perfect data center space customized to their needs today, with room to grow for tomorrow, all set up with a contract that is flexibly written to their comfort level.

As I say in the video, we may be part of a large, $118 billion, multi-national conglomerate, but we still feel like a small-culture group, which makes TX1 a great environment for our clients to be able to thrive.

Enjoy your holiday and let the cookouts begin!

 

Rodney Willis - Senior Director of Enterprise Sales, RagingWire Data Centers

About the Blogger
Rodney Willis is RagingWire’s Senior Director of Enterprise Sales. He joined RagingWire in 2018 and is based out of our Dallas TX1 Data Center. Previously Rodney worked in sales for CommScope since 1996, serving as Global Director for Multi-Tenant Data Centers for eight years. Rodney graduated from Western Carolina University, with a degree in Business Management.

Around the (Data Center) World in 10 Minutes!

A conversation with RagingWire CEO Doug Adams and Kelly Morgan from 451 Research

Whereas Jules Verne once took his readers around the world in 80 days, our President and CEO Doug Adams is taking viewers of a new video around the data center world in 10 minutes.

In this video, Doug sat down with 451 Research VP Kelly Morgan and discussed more than 10 hot topics in the data center industry, including these:

  1. How much demand is there for renewable energy in data centers?
  2. What are the most important data center trends in Virginia and Silicon Valley?
  3. How is data center construction changing?
  4. How much appetite is there from customers for global connectivity?
  5. What are the hot markets (domestic and international) that customers want to be in?
  6. How have data centers become more cost-efficient?

For the answers to these and other questions, play this video above to charter your supersonic flight around the data center world!

Two RagingWire Execs Presenting at Key Industry Summits in September

As one of the first companies to help build the data center colocation industry, RagingWire has continuously contributed forward-thinking ideas to data center colleagues and customers for nearly 20 years. This month, two RagingWire executives will share their expertise about data center industry trends at a pair of major industry events.

James Leach, VP of Marketing presenting at CAPRate Data Center Summit

On Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Vice President of Marketing James Leach will speak on a panel titled “Washington, D.C. and Mid-Atlantic Data Center Market 360: What Firms are Actively Developing, Investing, and Why” at the CAPRE Washington DC & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit at the Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg, Va.

 

Bob Woolley, VP of Engineering presenting at 451 Research Hosting and Cloud Summit

On Sept. 25 from 1:05 p.m. – 2:10 p.m., Vice President of Critical Facilities Engineering and Design Bob Woolley will speak on a panel titled “Critical Infrastructure from Edge to Core: How Will It Change in the Next Decade?” at the 451 Research Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas.

RagingWire executives are regularly invited to speak at industry events. Earlier in 2018, RagingWire presented at the CAPRE Data Center Forecast, the Utilities and Data Center Conference, the CAPRE Northern California Data Center Summit, AFCOM Data Center World, the CAPRE Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit, and Bisnow Data Center Investment Conference & Expo events in Ashburn, Va., Dallas, and Chicago.

Now part of the NTT Group, RagingWire is connected to NTT’s global network of 140 data centers with more than 4 million square feet of space, including data center campuses in the world’s top three data center markets (Ashburn, Va., Dallas, and Northern California).

RagingWire Execs Speaking at Major Data Center Events in San Francisco and Dallas on June 26

San Francisco and Dallas will be the sites for two RagingWire executives to share their expertise about data center industry topics and trends on June 26.

Joe Goldsmith to present at DCD Webscale Data Center Conference in San Francisco

 

Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer Joe Goldsmith will speak about “Why Sacramento Should Be On Your Data Center Location Short List” at Datacenter Dynamics Webscale from 10:40 - 11:40am at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

Vice President James Leach will speak on a panel about “Leading the Curve: The State of the Data Center Market” at the Bisnow Data Center Investment Conference & Expo, South (DICE) from 2:55 - 3:40pm at Infomart in Dallas.

James Leach to present at the Bisnow Data Center Conference in Dallas, TX

 

RagingWire is well-represented in both San Francisco and Dallas, with 680,000 square feet of data center space in Northern California, and 230,000 square feet of data center space in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. In addition, RagingWire has 535,000 square feet of data center space in Ashburn, VA., and as part of the NTT Group, RagingWire is connected to NTT’s global network of 140 data centers with more than 4 million square feet of space.

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