Equinix to open additional $142m data centre in Silicon Valley

02 June 2021 | Antony Savvas

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Equinix has expanded its Silicon Valley campus with a new $142 million facility, expected to open for business at the end of this month.

Located at Great Oaks in San Jose, the SV11-branded data centre is targeting LEED Silver certification and an average annual power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.17.

“SV11 customers can benefit from reductions of their CO2 footprint through our renewable energy procurement strategy and the use of energy-efficient systems throughout the facility,” said the firm.

Additionally, with expansion of the current Bloom Energy fuel cells, the campus is expecting 20MW of capacity in this area of power, and Equinix will for the first time use the system for primary generation with utility electrical grid and generators as backup sources.

Jon Lin, president of the Americas for Equinix, said: “SV11 is another example of our commitment to provide our customers with the right places, partners and possibilities for their digital transformations now and in the future.”

Equinix has additional land in the area for future expansion as demand arises, it says.

Stefanie Williams, an analyst at 451, said: “The multi-tenant data centre industry in Northern California has continued to see steady demand over the past several years and this growth will be ongoing for the near future.

“IT firms of all kinds - from cloud and software to gaming - are driving the demand for connectivity and the ability to be in close proximity to clouds, partners and users.”