Cloud and carrier-neutral data center provider Digital Realty, has today announced it plans to build a new hyperscale data center in Silicon Valley, a significant expansion of its Santa Clara connected campus.

The 430,000 square foot, four-story project is expected to deliver up to 48MW of IT power capacity, targeted at serving the digital business needs of enterprises, network, content and cloud providers within the Bay Area community, augmented with the provision of direct access to AWS and IBM Clouds.

“We are committed to providing our Bay Area customers and partners a future growth path that will overcome data gravity barriers and support their digital ambitions,” said Tony Bishop, Senior Vice President, Platform, Growth & Marketing at Digital Realty.

“Today’s announcement marks another milestone on the roadmap for extending the global reach of PlatformDIGITAL® and will spur continued opportunities for innovation at the heart of the vibrant tech community in Silicon Valley.”

As announced, a planned new dark fiber ring will directly extend metro connectivity to key centers of data exchange on Digital Realty’s Santa Clara, Oakland and San Francisco connected campuses, including the connected carrier-neutral hub at 200 Paul Avenue in San Francisco.  As a result, the company expects that enterprises deploying critical infrastructure at the new facility will be just a cross-connect away from any other Network Hub on Digital Realty’s Bay Area connected campuses.

The new Silicon Valley data center project is being developed in partnership with Pelio & Associates, a local data center developer.  As designed, the facility is expected to be built with the use of sustainable materials, including recycled concrete and steel.  The data center is also designed to achieve LEED Gold certification and expected to provide direct renewable energy options through a new rooftop solar array deployment, along with onsite electric vehicle charging options.