By Chris Mathews – Reporter, Houston Business Journal An Australian oil and gas seismic technology company has chosen the Houston area for a data center after a global search, which represents the city’s biggest such deal to date.
The project team, from left to right: Gordon Kellerman (Skybox), Bryan Bennett (Bennett DCS), Ben Grigg (DUG), Randy Anderson (DUG), Stuart Midgley (DUG), Mark Lommers (DUG), Emily Smyth (DUG), Rob Morris (Skybox).
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 Dallas data center market has solidified its position as one of the largest and most active data center markets in the U.S., and the region is in the throes of a data center building boom, with hundreds of megawatts of potential capacity on the drawing board.
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The Skybox Legacy One data center in Plano, Texas. (Photo: Skybox Datacenters)
Energy is a key strategic principle for Skybox Datacenters, as it expands into Dallas and launches colocation services to support a hybrid cloud offering for oil and gas firms in Houston.
Source: Data Center Frontier
Gordon Kellerman (Skybox), Rob Morris (Skybox), Kim Emert (Schneider Electric)
As the colocation industry becomes commoditized, a premium offering with a high-level of touch gives larger companies, sometimes limited by more traditional models, back some of the data center control they lost, all while lowering TCO.