Next Tier HD Teaming with DataBank to Develop High Performance Data Center for Georgia Tech

Coda Data Center Perspective

Next Tier HD, a private real estate development company headquartered in New York, NY (, has concluded an agreement with DataBank ( to develop and lease a ‘next-generation,’ high-performance computer center (the“HPCC”) in Midtown Atlanta.

The HPCC is part of the larger Coda development located in Technology Square ( that includes a 645,000 square foot office tower that is being separately developed by Portman Holding. Both the office tower and the adjoining HPCC are being anchored by Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”), which now has 5 engineering departments that rank among the top 2 programs nationwide, and 10 that fall within the top 6 ranks.

The design of Coda was driven by Georgia Tech’s vision for a public/private collaboration to extract new technologies and businesses from rapidly growing pools of research data. Researchers working in the adjacent office tower will have direct, high speed fiber links to Georgia Tech’s latest fleet of super computers located in the HPCC, proprietary applications and datasets, as well as the on-site expertise of Georgia Tech’s academic community.

Georgia Tech’s Real Estate Director, Tony Zivalich, offered, “In late 2015, we ran a national competition for a data center developer and selected Next Tier HD because of their experience in building highly advanced mission-critical  facilities, and their ability to reduce technically complicated concepts  to simple, elegant designs. Next Tier HD’s team has already proven to be every bit as resourceful as we hoped, and we all look forward to the final results.”


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