The announcement came June 2 in a press release from the Round Rock Chamber. The property purchased from Dell will allow Switch to construct a 1.5 million-square-foot Tier 5 data center, which will be called The Rock.
Switch is set to begin site preparation and permitting this summer, and once complete, The Rock will be part of a large ecosystem of Texas campuses held by the company that will total more than 2 million square feet and 185 megawatts of power, the release states.
Chamber President and CEO Jason Ball said the number of jobs associated with The Rock campus has not yet been announced.
According to another press release from the Switch website, the company recently purchased Austin-based Data Foundry Inc. in May.
Information from the company states Data Foundry was a colocation provider, which means that it provided equipment, space and bandwidth to retail customers. The facilities purchased from Data Foundry make up the rest of the 2 million square feet of Texas technology campus ecosystem owned by Switch.
Similar to its campuses in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Atlanta, Switch facilities in Texas will be powered by renewable energy, according to its website.