ENABLING THE FACILITY TO DELIVER 14MW
Data center developer and operator Serverfarm, has announced the availability of 110,000 square feet of new capacity at its Atlanta data center, marked as a move to optimize its underutilized facility.
Located in Suwanee, Georgia, Serverfarm acquired the data center in 2017 which has since then, served as an enterprise data center to a global technology company that only occupied about a quarter of the available capacity in the building.
“About a decade ago, our customer built and managed their entire IT infrastructure environment in-house, which was a common business model at the time,” said Avner Papouchado, CEO for Serverfarm.
“But over the years, as enterprise IT grew in complexity and high-growth companies needed to focus on scaling cost-effectively, that approach has evolved. Forward-thinking enterprise leaders now believe their critical infrastructure is best left in the hands of data center and IT experts who manage those environments day in and day out and can streamline their overwhelming CapEx investments into predictable OpEx. We’re thrilled to be a part of this customer’s extraordinary growth story and to serve Atlanta’s top businesses with sustainable, affordable and well-managed data center capacity.”
This year, Serverfarm extended its operations and development role at the facility, building out additional capacity, acquiring and managing the client’s mechanical and electrical infrastructure that support their IT capacity and in total, this 153,000-square-foot Atlanta data center building now boasts of the capacity to offer 14MW of IT power.
“We saw an opportunity to cost-effectively add capacity for this client, who was bursting at the seams but needed a more efficient data center strategy, while also applying our signature efficiency- and sustainability-focused data center management approach to this facility,” said Mario Calderone, VP of Real Estate for Serverfarm.
“We firmly believe that the greenest data center is the one that doesn’t need to be built at all. Through this Atlanta project, we’ve opened up more than 110,000 square feet of available data center space to the local business community, preventing a new data center build.”
Earlier this year, Serverfarm announced its acquisition of another data center which spans 117,500 square feet and located in El Segundo, a metro city in Los Angeles. Codenamed LAX1, the acquired data center belonged to T5 Datacenters which houses an American multinational conglomerate holding company NantWorks, as its long-term partner and tenant.