Tech firm vXchnge to expand Austin data center operations

Posted October 24th, 2017

Technology firm vXchnge is opening a 100,000-square-foot data center at its Austin campus, the Tampa-based company said Tuesday.

VXchnge , which provides space for servers and other computing hardware to businesses, said the expansion is based on demand.

“We have a strong customer base that is growing with their infrastructure deployments,” vXchnge chief marketing officer Ernest Sampera said in a written statement. “In our business we have to build expansions to accommodate more growth tied to customer deployments – more power, more space aside from our connectivity exchange with enables their digital applications.”

The expansion will increase vXchnge’s data center by a third of the space that currently exists, Sampera also said. The company’s Central Texas facility is on 18 acres in North Austin. 

The new facility could provide up to 26 megawatts of power, vXchnge said. Sampera declined to say how much the company is spending on the expansionand how many employees are at its current facility, but Sampera said that the expansion would grow vXchnge by “20 percent in new head counts.”

VXchnge operates in 14 U.S. markets, according to its website. The new data center in Austin is scheduled to open in the second half of next year, Sampera said.