VPLS Acquires 30,000 Sq Ft Data Center in Silicon Valley from Wave Broadband

VPLS, a global provider for cloud-to-edge computing and technology services, has acquired a data center located in Santa Clara, California. The seller of this data center is Wave Broadband, which together with RCN Telecom Services and Grande Communications operates as a single business solutions organization to deliver fiber infrastructure solutions in more than twenty metro areas across the United States.

Photo Arman Khalili, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at VPLS
“The West Coast and, specifically, Silicon Valley, are an important interconnected access point both for VPLS and our customers,” said Arman Khalili, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at VPLS.

The renamed ‘SV3’ data center, formerly known as Layer 42/Wave Broadband data center, is a 30,000 square foot facility with 3MW of power, 24/7 security, and cross-connects to key Bay Area network carriers. For colocation clients wanting solid connectivity and uptime as well as direct access to over 20 native carriers, the SV3 data center presently has 1.5 MW of capacity available.

“We are excited to continue the expansion of our global network with the addition of a data center strategically located in the heart of Silicon Valley,” said Jay Smith, Vice President and General Managers, Data Centers at VPLS. “This latest investment in one of the most supply-constrained West Coast markets further solidifies VPLS’s commitment to invest in key markets where customers need us most.”

Silicon Valley

Key features and characteristics of this Santa Clara, CA (SV3) Data Center include:

  • 30,000 square feet of usable data center space for locking cabinets and private cages
  • N+1 power redundancy Infrastructure for electrical and mechanical systems
  • Strict security precautions, including on-site employees available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and biometric entry
  • Network density with connections to over 20 native fiber providers and carriers with direct fiber links to EQX, CoreSite, DRT, and other data centers
  • Silicon Valley Power (SVP) owns and operates the largest substation nearby, resulting in cheaper utility rates and a highly accessible power grid
  • AWS, Azure, Oracle, GCP, Alibaba, Salesforce, IBM, and Tencent all provide direct fiber on-ramps to their respective public clouds

“We would like to welcome our new clients to VPLS and look forward in partnering with them,” said Arman Khalili, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at VPLS. “The West Coast and, specifically, Silicon Valley, are an important interconnected access point both for VPLS and our customers.”

Jim Holanda, CEO at Wave Broadband added, “We think this is in the best interest for our dedicated colocation customers in the Santa Clara facility and will provide them with additional product and facility options related to colocation.”

The VPLS worldwide network spans more than 18 locations in more than ten countries and three continents. VPLS’s network can accommodate more than 2 MW of IT capacity, thanks to its new Santa Clara data center and the recently enlarged San Jose, CA facility.