Data center solutions provider, Vantage Data Centers, has announced plans to build a new large-scale campus – its second data center campus in Santa Clara. The newly announced expansion will deliver 51MW of critical IT load. This increased capacity is in addition to a 21MW expansion of the existing campus (V5 and V6), which was announced in May of 2016.
Vantage Data Centers has secured a 9-acre site located approximately 2 miles from its existing Santa Clara campus. Designs for the new campus feature four separate data center buildings and a dedicated substation, with construction starting on the site in 2017. Capacity will be delivered in phases, beginning in 2018.
“Today’s 51MW new campus announcement underscores Vantage’s strong commitment to supporting our customers’ long term growth in Santa Clara,” said Sureel Choksi, President and CEO, Vantage Data Centers. “When combined with the 21MW planned expansion of our existing campus, Vantage has secured 72MW of total expansion capacity in this highly constrained market, solidifying its position as Santa Clara’s leading wholesale data center services provider.”
Vantage Data Centers has 15MW of capacity under construction at its first Santa Clara campus, including its new 6MW V4 facility, all of which are scheduled for completion by fall of 2016. Total campus operational critical IT load will be 51MW by the end of 2016.
“Vantage has acquired land in a coveted Silicon Valley market that is currently experiencing low levels of supply for wholesale data center capacity despite high demand,” said Jabez Tan, Research Director, Data Centre Infrastructure, Structure Research. “Demand fundamentals still remain strong in the Bay Area and the outlook remains bullish for uptake of data center capacity with cloud providers being the primary customers. Location and proximity to end users is a characteristic that continues to drive growth in one of the top data center markets in the US.”