RagingWire Announces Build of New 16MW Silicon Valley Data Center

RagingWire Data Centers inside Sacramento, CA

RagingWire, a company with 245MW of critical IT load spread across 2 million square feet of data center infrastructure in top North American data center markets, part of NTT Communications (NTT Com), has purchased land and has begun developing a new 16 megawatt data center in Santa Clara, in ‘Silicon Valley.’

Planned for availability in July 2020, RagingWire’s California Silicon Valley 1 (SV1) data center marks the company’s entry into the Silicon Valley region. RagingWire also has significant data center campuses in Ashburn, Virginia, Dallas, Texas, and Sacramento, California, and has purchased land in Chicago, Ill. for a new data center development.

“This is an important milestone in our company’s history,” said Doug Adams, President and CEO of RagingWire. “With the addition of Silicon Valley to our portfolio, we now have data center options in the top three data center markets – Ashburn, Silicon Valley, and Dallas – plus land for build-to-suit data centers in Chicago, the #4 U.S. data center market, and we are part of the global data center platform of NTT Com in over 20 countries and regions.”

With SV1, RagingWire is delivering data center space designed for hyperscale cloud companies and large enterprises with the capability for them to customize their data vaults. The 160,000 square-foot, four-story facility is being built on a 3.3-acre site, with 64,000 square feet of data floor space and 16 megawatts of scalable, critical IT power. SV1 is fed by Silicon Valley Power, which has rates that are 25 to 40 percent lower than other Bay Area power companies, according to RagingWire, while rated in the top 5% in the U.S. for reliability.

“The supply of wholesale data center space in Silicon Valley is constrained,” said Kelly Morgan, Vice President at 451 Research. “Many providers no longer have room to expand, and it is difficult to find suitable land with the necessary power and environmental characteristics needed to obtain permits. New data center space in Silicon Valley, particularly Santa Clara, is typically leased before it is available and commissioned.”

Seismic Stability System

A compelling structural attribute of SV1 is its seismic stability system that reduces shocks from earthquakes. This design utilizes a base isolation system that incorporates a combination of subterranean pendulum isolation and viscous dampers to protect the building and everything inside it.

The same base isolation system was used by RagingWire’s parent company, NTT Com, to save its data centers in Tokyo, Japan from damage during a 9.1-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in 2011. That event became the costliest natural disaster in history, causing approximately $235 billion of damage, but the NTT Com’s data centers protected with this system were unharmed.

Building-Within-a-Building Design

SV1 is designed for flexibility and scale, with options for dedicated electrical and mechanical infrastructure. The facility would feature a rich ecosystem of connectivity options to major carriers, cloud providers, content networks, and other data centers.

For “exceptional” security, SV1 uses a building-within-a-building design, biometric identification systems, intelligent high-definition video cameras that analyze suspicious behavior, anti-tailgate mantraps, an anti-climb perimeter fence, and a security gate that can stop a 15,000-pound truck traveling at 30 mph.

RagingWire SV1 is located less than four miles from San Jose International Airport, less than two miles from the Bayshore Freeway, and less than one mile from the San Tomas Expressway.

RagingWire has 245MW of critical IT load spread across 2 million square feet of data center infrastructure in Ashburn, Virginia; Dallas, Texas; Sacramento and Silicon Valley with significant growth plans in these locations and other top North American data center markets. RagingWire is one of the largest wholesale data center providers in the world with a global network of data centers in over 20 countries and regions operated by NTT Communications under the Nexcenter brand.

Furlow consulting