Vantage Complete Construction of Final V5 Data Center
by Justin Hughes
SANTA CLARA, CA — Vantage Data Centers has completed construction of the final data center at its premier Santa Clara campus, given the moniker of V5. The four-story data center will add 15 megawatts of critical IT load, bringing the campus total to 75 megawatts. Vantage’s V5 data campus now holds the distinction of being the largest such campus in Silicon Valley.
“Silicon Valley continues to be a vital and strategic market for our customers,” said Vantage President and Chief Executive Officer Sureel Choksi in a press release. “With the final facility on our first Santa Clara campus complete, and construction of our 69-megawatt Matthew Street campus also in Santa Clara well underway, Vantage can support the growth of enterprises, cloud and hyperscale customers well into the future.”
The expansion boasts several features that are designed to ensure sustainability but simultaneously maintain a low total cost of ownership. For example, the data center’s new cooling system will use a combination of outside air and a chilled water loop, which uses recycled water and modular chiller and dry-cooler technology designed to minimize water usage while maintaining ultra-low PUEs. The water loop also utilizes non-potable grey water, further reducing impact on local water resources. The facility will also support both traditional and high-density data center designs.
“We’re particularly proud of the gains in performance and cooling we’ve made with this new expansion,” added Chris Yetman, Chief Operating Officer of Vantage. “Vantage’s continued dedication to providing sustainable value, optimized for the wholesale environment, is one of the reasons we’ve had such success in Silicon Valley. As we continue to expand and move into new markets, we will remain committed to our standards of value, efficiency, and sustainability.”
About Vantage Data Centers: Vantage is a leader in highly scalable, flexible and efficient data center solutions offering unique value through its commitment to exceptional customer service. Operating campuses in Silicon Valley, California, and Quincy, Washington, Vantage offers industry leading data center design solutions engineered to meet the unique requirements of enterprises, technology companies and service providers. Vantage’s first Silicon Valley campus includes five data centers totaling 75 MW of critical IT load. Vantage has also begun development on both its second 69 MW campus in Santa Clara, as well as its first 108 MW campus in Ashburn, VA. Vantage also operates a 6 MW data center in Quincy, WA with capacity to add four additional data centers to the campus.