Archer Datacenters in Gallatin announced a new joint venture with Evoque last week. SUBMITTED

Archer Datacenters announced last week a new joint venture with Evoque, a portfolio company of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.

A New York-based technology startup, Archer Datacenters opened its multi-million-dollar Gallatin campus in 2020, and is powered by renewable energy.

Evoque offers colocation, connectivity and cloud engineering, and will provide ongoing development and management services for the local business.

“When Gallatin made Tech Enabled Services one of its primary target markets, Jordan Milman and Archer Datacenters were one of the first companies to realize the potential of this market,” said James Fenton, executive director of the Gallatin Economic Development Agency. “This announcement reinforces Gallatin as a prime location for tech companies with an established tech workforce pipeline to support success.”

Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown said the announcement is another plus for the city.

“This datacenter expansion shows Gallatin continues to be a prime location for tech companies seeking growth,” Brown said. “We’re proud to welcome Evoque, and look forward to seeing how they contribute toward pushing Gallatin’s thriving tech sector forward.”

According to a press release, the partnership will align Archer with a world-class data center developer and operator to accelerate the expansion of its Gallatin campus.

“The substation is run by Gallatin Department of Electricity (“GDE”) with current access to 40MW of utility power. Long-term expandability of 100+MW is also possible in concert with the continuously updated transmission capacity of the Tennessee Valley Authority (“TVA”), the largest public utility in the nation,” the release said.

“We are pleased to have realized another milestone in our vision for Nashville,” said Jordan Milman, CEO and chairman at Archer Datacenters. “Thanks to local partners including Gallatin Economic Development Agency and TVA, we are now in a position to help deliver the premier scalable, sustainable, and fastest-to-market data center campus in the Nashville metropolitan area.

“We look forward to a long-term partnership with Evoque as we continue to focus on renewable energy and sustainability-driven opportunities in other strategic, underserved markets around the country.”

“Evoque is thrilled to build upon Archer’s vision and continue developing a regional data center hub for enterprise and hyperscale to connect and scale,” added Andy Stewart, CEO at Evoque. “Our team is committed to making Evoque (local) data center campus a best-in-breed, customer centric solution that delivers the security, performance, and sustainability that data center customers demand.”

Archer Datacenters is located off Gateway Drive in the city’s industrial park across from Beretta U.S.A.’s firearms manufacturing plant.

Among the factors most appealing to the company to locate in Gallatin were the area’s rapid growth of data intensive industries along with an educated workforce and ample access to economically competitive renewable energy.

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