Babcock Ranch is one of the state’s most powerful locations for data centers, including colocations and centers seeking sustainable and efficient operations.
Multiple advantages start with abundant and reliable power and network connection through our strategic partnerships with FPL and Century Link. As a premier partner, CenturyLink supports expansive telecommunications with a fully redundant fiber ring architecture with a North and South entrance served from two different “feeder” cities to ensure ultimate reliability of 24/7 services. The vast fiber network was built and scaled to support the next 20+ years of growth. That assures an abundance of existing capacity and bandwidth to support centers of any size, answering immediate needs as well as needs arising from dramatic growth over future decades. Abundant, reliable and redundant power is provided by FPL, which operates the state’s largest solar plus storage system at Babcock Ranch, offering a solar capacity of 150 megawatts backed by natural gas.
More powerful advantages: Babcock Ranch is located 30 miles inland and 30 feet above sea level, which means your data center will be protected from Florida weather events. Local talent is another crucial advantage. In our SWFL region, we have a strong workforce pipeline supported by 10 universities and colleges, and five career-technical schools, many of which offer IT-related degrees and certificates, ensuring superior skills training.