DataNovaX opens US$1 billion Pioneer Park build-to-suit data centre campus in North Texas

DataNovaX opens US$1 billion Pioneer Park build-to-suit data centre campus in North Texas

DataNovaX, an innovative build-to-suit (BTS) data centre provider, has opened its Pioneer Park campus in Wichita Falls, Texas.

The park is located off I-44 Central E. Freeway and Hwy 287 on Airport Drive and adheres to TIER III design and SOC 1 Type II and ISO/IEC 27001 standards. 

Pioneer Park’s first phase features 6MW of power in a 37,000- square-foot facility equipped with N+1 systems redundancies. Phase 1 of the US$1 billion investment property will go live in December 2024. Phase 2 will include a 550,000-square-feet facility with 150MW of power, perfectly suited for high density AI and HPC applications.

“We’re so pleased to begin accepting clients at our Pioneer Park location, the first Build-to-Suit data centre campus in Wichita Falls, Texas,” said Ahmed Abdelghani, CEO, DataNovaX. “This area offers a wealth of resources and business incentives that make it an extremely welcoming environment for hyperscalers, data centre operators, government and large enterprises.”

Among the area’s many benefits, Abdelghani cited the region’s growth potential, noting ample sustainable power, plentiful dark fibre for connectivity as well as a talented workforce and pro-business tax climate.  

The region is renowned for its abundance of power and dense data connectivity as well as its high concentration of government, semiconductor, oil and gas, manufacturing and telecom-related industry giants planting roots in the region.

“North Texas is one of most exciting data centre growth zones in the country and an excellent alternative to the saturated Dallas Fort Worth market,” added Abdelghani. “While the Dallas Fort Worth area’s fibre connectivity is at or near capacity, North Texas’ Wichita Falls offers a world-class data availability zone with multiple metro and long haul fibre pathways and network providers within a one-mile radius.”

“Pioneer Park has the ability to draw utility power from both North and West Texas, enabling low-cost, sustainably sourced power resources that can scale alongside the organisations it supports. It’s one of the major benefits of this location,” said Abdelghani. 

“With extensive untapped, sustainable power resources from North and West Texas, and a multitude of metro, regional and long-haul networks within a mile, Pioneer Park offers the scalability and high computing capacity required for today’s growing data needs,” Abdelghani added.

Likely attributed to its prime location next to Sheppard Air Force Base, Pioneer Park sits atop a rich data availability zone featuring:

  • A multitude of network providers including Zayo, AT&T, Indian Nations Fiber Optic (INFO), Syntrio, Spectrum, Vexus, Comcell, Consolidated Communications, Crown Castle, Dobson Fiber, Hilliary Communications, MetroNet Fiber, Texas Lone Star Network, Uniti Fiber, Windstream. 
  • Ample dark fibre to support AI, High Performance Computing (HPC) and data-intensive applications. 
  • Gold standard Cardinal Diversity with four fibre routes: North, South, East and West.
  • Carrier neutral provider ecosystem.
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