A Texas-based company is looking to build a data centre in the Research Triangle Park where it can lease space to companies for storage of servers and other computing equipment. The company, Compass Datacenters, plans to provide a building with Internet connectivity and space for customers to lease the space for server and equipment storage, said Steve Flaig, vice president of marketing for the company.
They plan to demolish an existing warehouse in the Research Triangle Park to pave the way for the data centre. Initially, the plan is to build a 21,000-sq ft centre, Flaig said. They also have plans for another two buildings that would be constructed as demand dictates. The plan submitted to Durham City-County Planning for the data centre calls for a total of 63,285 sq ft for a digital warehouse, with about 8,142 sq ft of office space. Danny Cultra, a planner with the department, said the plan is under review by city staff, and will need final approval from the Development Review Board.
Source: The Herald-Sun