DENVER – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Vantage Data Centers, one of the world’s leading providers of hyperscale data center campuses, today announced the completion of its first 32MW data center in Goodyear, Arizona, just outside of Phoenix, one of the top five data center markets in the United States. will be the company’s largest North American campus when fully developed to 160 MW and the second in the world, after its 270 MW Cardiff campus in the UK. The first phase of development will include a one-storey facility providing 32 MW of critical IT capacity and is expected to be operational in the spring.
âAs we continue to expand globally, Vantage is also expanding our presence in North America to meet the growing needs of our customers, providing high quality data centers in strategic markets,â said Jeff Tench , President, North America, Vantage Data Centers. âOur customers have identified Phoenix as an ideal location due to its low energy costs, rich connectivity and business-friendly environment. This is a suitable market for hyperscalers, cloud providers, and large enterprises that require a West Coast presence for their digital infrastructure needs.
Located on 50 acres in Goodyear’s Bullard Tech Corridor, this growing campus will feature three data centers and over one million square feet when fully developed. This location will provide Vantage’s hyperscale, cloud and large enterprise customers with a viable alternative to the smaller and more expensive Silicon Valley market.
âWe are delighted that Vantage has chosen Goodyear for its flagship location in the South West region. The company’s commitment to sustainability is demonstrated by design decisions that virtually eliminate water for cooling, âsaid Vice Mayor Brannon Hampton. âThe Town of Goodyear has established itself as a vibrant community by attracting cutting-edge technology companies and knowledge-based jobs. We look forward to a lasting partnership as the first facility opens next year. ”
Vantage prioritizes environmental stewardship in Arizona, as it has in each of its global markets. The campus will use a closed-loop chilled water system with air-side economizers that reduce energy consumption based on the outdoor ambient temperature. The system does not continuously use water, a critical characteristic in this region, making the expected water use efficiency (WUE) close to zero (liters / kW / h). This approach, along with other design features and access to renewable energy, enables Vantage to achieve industry-leading energy use efficiency (PUE). Vantage is also committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions on all campuses by 2030.
Vantage remains focused on growing its presence in North America and around the world. This milestone follows two global expansions of Vantage, which recently entered both Asia Pacific and South Africa.
On Tuesday, November 23, an on-site completion celebration was held in honor of placing the last steel beam on top of the data center structure. Attendees included Deputy Mayor Brannon Hampton, Council Member Joe Pizzillo, Council Member Sheri Lauritano, Council Member Bill Stipp, Council Assistant John Raeder, city staff and officials from Layton Construction (general contractor ).
For more information on Vantage’s Phoenix Campus, please visit: https://vantage-dc.com/data-center-locations/north-america/phoenix-arizona/.
About Vantage Data Centers
Vantage data centers power, cool, protect and connect the technology of well-known hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises around the world. Growing and operating across five continents in North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, Vantage has evolved data center design in innovative ways to deliver dramatic gains in reliability, efficiency and sustainability in flexible environments that can scale as quickly as the market demands.
For more information visit www.vantage-dc.com.