Vantage Acquires 50 Acres in Goodyear AZ for Mega Data Center
by Josh Anderson
SANTA CLARA, CA — Vantage Data Centers has acquired 50 acres of land in the Greater Phoenix area to build a mega-scale data center campus. Phoenix represents the company’s sixth data center market, up from two markets 12 months ago, following its expansion into Northern Virginia and recently announced expansion into Montréal and Québec City through the pending acquisition of 4Degrees Colocation. The Phoenix campus will total 160 megawatts of critical load and more than 1 million square feet once fully developed. It will be the largest of Vantage’s seven current and planned campuses.
The site, located just outside of Phoenix in the city of Goodyear, will be home to three data centers. This is the second piece of news from Goodyear this week – Microsoft is also making headway into plans for a major expansion into the municipality. Vantage’s expansion will offer their current and future customers premium wholesale data center space in a high-growth Tier I market, driven by demand from hyperscale and cloud providers, as well as technology, e-commerce and enterprise companies.
“We continue to strategically expand Vantage’s footprint based on customer and market demands,” said Sureel Choksi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vantage Data Centers in an official press release. “This newest development in the southwest is an ideal location for our customers due to its tax incentives, low power costs and rich connectivity. Our strong sales pipeline is a testament that customers are attracted to our high-quality data centers with a focus on sustainable development and operational excellence.”
Design and entitlements are underway with construction expected to begin in early 2019. The first building will total 32 megawatts of critical load. The facility is anticipated to commence operations in early 2020.
“We are excited Vantage chose Goodyear for its largest data center campus to date,” added Goodyear’s Mayor, Georgia Lord. “This innovative company leads the way in energy-efficient data centers, and they are changing the landscape of the West Valley to a forward-thinking focus. We welcome them to our growing cluster of technology-based businesses and foresee a great partnership emerging.”
About Vantage Data Centers: Vantage Data Centers is a leading North American wholesale data center provider in six strategic markets: Silicon Valley; Northern Virginia; Phoenix; Quincy, Washington; Montreal and Quebec City, Canada. Vantage has nine operational facilities totaling 92 megawatts of capacity and five additional facilities currently under development totaling 103 megawatts. Vantage provides highly scalable, flexible and efficient data center solutions to hyperscale, Cloud and enterprise customers, offering unique value through its commitment to exceptional customer service and sustainability.