Global data center provider Vantage Data Centers, aiming its services at hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises, has completed phase one of VA12. It’s the second of five planned data centers at the company’s Northern Virginia campus located in the heart of ‘Data Center Alley.’
The initial phase of VA12 provides hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises with 16MW of critical IT capacity. Upon completion, VA12 will consist of 32MW and more than 250,000 square feet of data center space.
According to Cushman & Wakefield’s 2021 Data Center Global Market Comparison Report, the Northern Virginia market continues to hold the top global position in overall rankings for the year due to its size, fiber, cost of power and tax incentives.
DC Capacity Demand, Sustainability
“This past year, Vantage quickly ramped up our construction schedule to meet the skyrocketing demand for capacity in Northern Virginia,” said Jeff Tench, the newly named president of North America, Vantage Data Centers. “The first phase of VA12 was brought online in just 10 months, which is a testament to our team and our strategic approach to design and construction for accelerating time to market for our customers.”
Vantage’s data center campus features solar and wind energy sources onsite, as well as “industry-leading” power usage effectiveness (PUE) and water usage effectiveness (WUE).
Developing and operating across six markets in North America and six markets in Europe, Vantage Data Centers has evolved its data center design in innovative ways to deliver significant gains in efficiency, reliability and sustainability.