A former Acatel campus is being converted into a huge data center by a development team led by Digital Realty Trust. The team plans to invest as much as $488 million on the project.

The 69-acre data center are property will be situated in Richardson, Texas, which has earned the nickname “Telecom Corridor” for its heavy concentration of telecom and data center providers.

Even in this setting, the scope of Digital Realty’s ambitious project was hailed as an economic boost to the local community. The company expects the construction and operation of Datacenter Park Dallas will create 172 jobs this year and 1,225 jobs through 2015.

“The ability to rebuild, reinvent and repurpose entire industries is key to economic survival in this increasingly competitive world,” said Texas Governor Rick Perry.


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