Oct 16, 2019

Dallas Data Center Market Overview

Laura Vietmeyer, Managing Editor

Dallas, Texas is one of the top three data center markets in the U.S., coming in third just behind Northern Virginia and Phoenix for net absorption rates in 2018[i]. And with favorable business taxes, low power costs, low risk for disasters and the availability of trained professionals, it’s no wonder why is a popular data center market.

The major industries in the metroplex include Defense, Finance, Information Technology, Data, Telecommunications and Transportation, and are  driving the growth seen in the Dallas data center space. According to JLL, enterprise transactions primarily make up the demand , especially as more companies shift their workloads to off-premise multi-tenant data centers. However, there is chatter that hyperscalers are eyeing the area, and this is something experts are watching closely.

Dallas has also become a destination market as enterprise demand moves out of more expensive markets. It’s appealing to companies looking to be centrally located, and Data Center Hawk notes that the affordable real estate prices and tax incentives are a draw.

CBRE notes that, with the growth and absorption seen in Dallas, the land market for data centers is becoming much more competitive, and it’s anticipated that demand will continue to grow as “AI, automation, IoT, 5G, cloud, gaming and automotive advances” drive new technology requirements.

Considering Dallas for a colocation, network or cloud solution? There are several reasons why we’re confident you’ll call INAP your future Dallas data center partner.

Get the Best of the Dallas Data Center Market with INAP

Ideal for high-density colocation, INAP’s Dallas Data Centers are strategically positioned to leverage the benefits of the region and to offer customers the connectivity they desire. Our flagship Dallas data center, located in Plano, is connected to our downtown data center and POP on a private fiber ring. Customers also have the benefit of connection to all our U.S. POPs and direct connections on our high-performance backbone to to Atlanta, Washington D.C., Chicago, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Phoenix.

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Latency benchmarks on the backbone connection from Dallas:

  • Atlanta: Under 21ms
  • Washington, D.C.: Under 33ms
  • Chicago (using CHG): Under 26ms
  • Silicon Valley (using Santa Clara): Under 40ms
  • Los Angeles (using LAX): Under 35ms
  • Phoenix: Under 29ms

You can rest assured that your data and equipment will be secure in our data centers, with Tier 3 compliant attributes, 24/7/365 onsite personnel and 24/7/365 NOC and onsite engineers with remote hands available. The Dallas data centers are also located outside of flood plain and seismic zones.

At a glance, our Dallas Data Centers feature:

  • Power: 5 MW of power capacity, 20+ kW per cabinet
  • Space: Over 110,000 square feet of leased space with capacity for 72,000 square feet of raised floor
  • Facilities: Tier 3 compliant attributes, located outside of flood plain and seismic zones
  • Energy Efficient Cooling: 1,500 tons of cooling capacity, N+1 with concurrent maintainability
  • Security: 24/7/365 onsite staff, video surveillance, key card and biometric authentication
  • Compliance: PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOC 2 Type II, LEED Green Globes and ENERGY STAR

Download the Dallas Data Center spec sheet here [PDF].

On top of the features at both Dallas-area data centers, our Dallas Flagship Data Center in Plano features:

  • 2 individual utility feeds each from a separate distribution stations on a priority Hospital utility grid
  • 2 diverse independent fiber feeds with 4 fiber vaults into the facility with 2 Meet Me Rooms
  • Suited for deployments of 250kw and up
  • Metro Connect fiber enables high performance connectivity in metro market

Download the spec sheet for our flagship Dallas Data Center in Plano, Texas, here [PDF].

Connect with Our Dallas Data Center, Connect with the World

By joining us in our Dallas data centers, you join INAP’s global network, which includes more than 600,000 square feet of leasable data center space and is woven together by our high-performance network backbone and route optimization engine. Our high-capacity network backbone and one-of-a-kind, latency-killing Performance IP® solution is available to all customers, including those in our Dallas data centers. Once you’re plugged into the INAP network, you don’t have to do anything to see the difference.

Across INAP’s extensive network, our proprietary Performance IP® technology makes a daily average of 500 million optimizations per Point of Presence. It automatically puts your outbound traffic on the best-performing route. With INAP’s network, you never have to choose between reliability, connectivity and speed. Learn more about Performance IP® by checking out the video below or test out the solution for yourself by running a destination test.


Dallas is also one of the metro areas in INAP’s network that benefits from Metro Connect, which helps you avoid single points of failure on our high-capacity metro network rings. Metro Connect provides multiple points of egress for your traffic and is Performance IP® enabled. Metro rings are built on dark fiber and use state-of-the-art networking gear.

Our Dallas data centers are conveniently located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex:


  • Flagship Dallas Data Center
    1221 Coit Road
    Plano, Texas 75075 
  • Dallas Data Center
    1950 N Stemmons Fwy
    Dallas, Texas 75207
  • Data Center Downtown Dallas POP
    400 S Akard Street
    Dallas, Texas 75202

[i] DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Ranks as Second Largest Data Center Market After 53 MW Added to Inventory in 2018, CBRE

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Laura Vietmeyer

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