Global data center services company Digital Realty has expanded its Santa Clara connected data center campus in the heart of Silicon Valley. The new, sustainably designed 48-megawatt colocation facility near Mineta International Airport will be built to LEED Gold standards, use recycled materials, and feature rooftop solar energy.
The 430,000 square foot, four-story data center project intends to support the digital business strategies of enterprises and service providers within a highly connected and growing Bay Area community of enterprises, network, content and cloud providers. The new colocation facility offers direct access to AWS and IBM Clouds.
“We are committed to providing our Bay Area colocation customers and partners a future growth path that will overcome data gravity barriers and support their digital ambitions,” said Tony Bishop, Senior Vice President, Platform, Growth & Marketing, Digital Realty. “Today’s announcement marks another milestone on the roadmap for extending the global reach of PlatformDIGITAL and will spur continued opportunities for innovation at the heart of the vibrant tech community in Silicon Valley.”
A planned new dark fiber ring will directly extend metro connectivity to key centers of data exchange on Digital Realty’s Santa Clara, Oakland and San Francisco connected campuses, including the highly connected carrier-neutral hub at 200 Paul Avenue in San Francisco. As a result, enterprises deploying critical infrastructure at the new colocation facility will be just a cross-connect away from any other Network Hub on Digital Realty’s Bay Area connected data center campuses.
EPA ENERGY STAR, LEED Gold Certification
The data center project is being developed in partnership with Pelio & Associates, a local real estate developer with over 20 years of experience developing data centers in Santa Clara. The new colocation facility will be built with the use of sustainable materials, including recycled concrete and steel. The colocation data center is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification and is expected to provide direct renewable energy options through a new rooftop solar array deployment, along with onsite electric vehicle (EV) charging options.
The project builds upon Digital Realty’s long history of sustainable development. In 2020, Digital Realty received EPA ENERGY STAR certifications for its 31 data centers across the company’s North American operating portfolio. Digital Realty has also taken significant steps to reduce its impact on the Santa Clara potable watershed through a partnership with Nalco Water that aims to use up to 10 million gallons of reclaimed water annually.