Cisco may invest more than $500M in new data center located near Dallas, Texas

The Dallas Morning News reported today that Cisco may invest more than $500 million over the next 10 years in its new data center located in Allen, Texas. According to Jennifer Grimm - director of business development for the Allen Economic Development Corp: "It's huge for us, we've been working for several years to market sites up there for data centers. We couldn't have won any better than this. They really wanted to be in Allen and liked the things that we had to offer. This project has been under way for almost two years, and we are excited to see it become a reality." City of Allen, Texas - Home of the New Cisco Data Center Source: AEDC

Aerial View of the New Cisco Data Center (Site 1) - Allen, Texas Source: AEDC Aerial View of the Substation Located Adjacent to Cisco's New Data Center Site - Allen, Texas Source: AEDC The initial investment for Cisco's new 160,000 square foot data center will be $184 million. However, the facility will be expandable to 350,000 square feet and is expected to involve a $500 million investment by Cisco over the next 10 years, creating 100 to 125 full-time and contract jobs. Construction will likely start the first part of 2010 and last 18 to 24 months. Site Plan of Cisco's New Data Center - Allen, Texas Source: City of Allen, Texas

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