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Stream Data Centers announces 418,000-sqf Phoenix data centre

15 October 2020 | Abigail Opiah

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Stream Data Centers has announced the commissioning of its new Phoenix I facility, a 418,000-sqf hyperscale data centre in Goodyear, Arizona.

Phoenix I is the first of five buildings planned for the new 157-acre campus in the West Valley, and after all the phases are complete, the company said the Goodyear campus will spread 2 million sqf of mission-critical capacity across five buildings.

All is set to be supported by a 350MW onsite Arizona Public Service Electric company (APS) substation.

“Over our 21 years serving global enterprise and hyperscale providers, we’ve seen increasing focus on deploying in markets with smart tax incentives,” said Rob Kennedy, Stream’s Co-Managing Partner.

“On a large deployment, our customers can spend several hundred million dollars in IT equipment and infrastructure.

“Data centre-friendly markets like Goodyear give our customers access to favourable tax incentives, highly skilled workforces and stable operating environments where they can deploy with confidence.

The company said Goodyear is the fastest growing data centre hub in the Phoenix metro area, which itself stands as the fastest growing data centre market in North America.

Stream’s commissioned turnkey hyperscale data centre offers cloud providers, Fortune 500 companies, public sector and global enterprises.

Stream’s investment in a 350MW APS substation delivers energy coupled with the Phoenix market’s low natural disaster risk and a tax incentive to deliver availability to clients.

“Once again, I’m proud of the great work completed by our internal and external teams, including our construction partners and supply chain providers, who overcame the challenges from the global pandemic to deliver a world-class facility in Goodyear,” said Chris Kincaid, SVP of Construction.

“Additionally, working alongside the City of Goodyear was a great experience, as their ongoing partnership allowed us to complete the first phase of the project on schedule during an otherwise challenging year.”