CAPRE’s Digital Infrastructure Weekly Round-Up & Summary: Facebook Expanding in Prineville, ServerFarm in Toronto

ServerFarm Adds 14 MW of New Critical Data Center Capacity in Toronto: ServerFarm has completed a substantial project to provide vital and highly sustainable additional capacity to the Toronto data center market to help keep customers online in today’s unique business challenges. The project to add 14 MW of new critical capacity to ServerFarm’s existing Toronto data center included a major construction phase, which was completed during the COVID-19 lockdown. The facility’s utility power availability is now over 21MW, bringing much-needed high-quality capacity to the Toronto market. The project was executed with the outstanding support of TD Securities, Israel Discount Bank and others. By extending the power capacity of the existing data center building and power infrastructure, the Toronto project delivered significant embodied carbon savings. The reuse of the existing 80,000-square-foot building shell of concrete, steel, metal panel and roofing systems cut embodied carbon by an estimated 75%. When compared to a new data center build, this is an equivalent reduction of over two and a half years of operational carbon for a typical 1 MW enterprise IT deployment. Facebook Expanding in Prineville: Facebook has announced via one of its own posts that it will expand its Prineville Data Center by an additional 450,000 square feet. Once completed, this nine-building data center will represent an investment of more than $2 Billion USD and more than 13 years of building in Prineville, OR. Construction of this new building began in the…