Vantage Kicks Off 6 MW Data Center Construction in Silicon Valley

Vantage Data Centers has kicked off construction of a fourth building on its Silicon Valley data center campus, expecting to bring an additional 6 MW of capacity to the supply-constrained market in the fourth quarter.

The market is tight, and few providers have wholesale-size chunks of data center space available, while demand is high, driven by the Valley’s booming high-tech sector. Software companies, digital content providers, as well as cloud service providers, such as Software-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service, are looking for data center capacity there, and Vantage is hoping to get some of those customers onto its Santa Clara campus.

“We continue to see good demand, and we were fortunate to come up with a way to accommodate that,” Vantage CEO Sureel Choksi said.

Another major multi-tenant data center construction project happening in the Valley is a 230,000-square-foot facility in Santa Clara by CoreSite, a major Vantage competitor. CoreSite is also building a 140,000-square-foot data center in the market, but that building is going to be occupied by a single customer, whose name CoreSite has not disclosed.

Last year, Vantage brought 12 MW of available capacity to the market that was freed up by an existing customer who had overestimated their needs when they first signed the lease.

The fourth building on Vantage’s campus will be adjacent to the existing V1 data center there. It will be a two-story facility with a design similar to the design of V1.

It will provide 200 watts per square foot on a raised floor and leverage airside economization, or free cooling.