Vantage Data Centers

Vantage Data Centers expands data centre presence in Northern Virginia and Silicon Valley

18 September 2020 | Abigail Opiah

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Vantage Data Centers has announced that the company is accelerating its ongoing investment and expansion in the world’s two largest data centre markets.

The company said it has begun construction on additional data centre facilities at its growing Northern Virginia campus and its second Silicon Valley campus.

In Northern Virginia, Vantage has started construction on the next facility on its Ashburn campus to meet the growing number of customer requirements.

VA12 is the second of five planned facilities on the 42-acre campus, which will include more than 1 million square feet and 146MW of IT capacity once fully developed.

Upon completion, VA12 will consist of 36MW of IT capacity and more than 250,000 square feet, with phase 1 expected to be operational in Q1 2021.

Vantage is also expanding its presence in Silicon Valley as the company has begun construction of CA23 on its second Santa Clara campus, which will include a total of three facilities and 77MW of IT capacity upon completion.

This newest facility will consist of more than 200,000 square feet, providing customers with 32MW of IT capacity.

It is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2021. CA23 is located on a nine-acre site less than two miles from Vantage’s flagship campus.

Vantage’s two Santa Clara campuses will provide customers with a total of nine facilities and 154MW of capacity in the heart of Silicon Valley.

“Vantage continues to experience a heightened global demand for hyperscale data centre services,” said Sureel Choksi (pictured), president and CEO of Vantage Data Centers.

“Because our customers want to grow with us across multiple markets, we continue to develop sustainable, state-of-the-art facilities across our portfolio, including in the world’s top data centre markets.”

In Q1, the company announced a $2 billion European expansion, including the acquisition of Etix Everywhere and greenfield developments in Frankfurt, Berlin, Milan, Warsaw and Zurich, followed by the Q3 acquisition of Next Generation Data.