North American wholesale data center provider, Vantage Data Centers has acquired 50 acres of land in the Greater Phoenix area to build a mega-scale data center campus. Phoenix represents the company’s sixth data center market, up from two markets 12 months ago, following its expansion into Northern Virginia and recently announced expansion into Montreal and Quebec City through the pending 4Degrees Colocation acquisition.

The new Phoenix data center campus will total 160MW of critical load and more than 1 million (!) square feet once fully developed. It will be the largest of Vantage’s seven current and planned data center campuses when complete.

The site, located just outside of Phoenix in the city of Goodyear, will be home to 3 data centers. This expansion will offer Vantage’s current and future customers wholesale data center space in a “high-growth Tier I market,” driven by demand from hyperscale and cloud providers, as well as technology, e-commerce and enterprise companies.

Design and entitlements are underway with construction expected to begin in early 2019. The first data center building will total 32MW of critical load and is anticipated to be online in early 2020.

“We continue to strategically expand Vantage’s footprint based on customer and market demands,” said Sureel Choksi, president and CEO of Vantage Data Centers. “This newest development in the southwest is an ideal location for our customers due to its tax incentives, low power costs and rich connectivity. Our strong sales pipeline is a testament that customers are attracted to our high-quality data centers with a focus on sustainable development and operational excellence.”

Vantage Data Centers is a North American wholesale data center provider in six strategic markets: Silicon Valley; Northern Virginia; Phoenix; Quincy, Washington; Montreal and Quebec City, Canada.