AN EXPANSION OF ITS CAMPUS IN SAN JOSE
Hyperscale data center service provider Stack Infrastructure, has announced plans to develop a new 32MW data center on its Silicon Valley campus located in San Jose.
The planned data center is a 240,000 square foot (22,300 square meter) facility which will be sited adjacent to an existing facility. The new data center will be served power through utility PG&E’s Direct Access programme, which enables Stack to procure energy from renewable sources on behalf of its clients, promising effective reduction in energy costs.
“As home to a number of the world’s leading technology companies, Silicon Valley is undoubtedly one of the most compelling markets in the world for data center investment. We consider our ability to deliver cost-efficient, renewable energy to be extremely important in this market where our clients are seeking strategic proximity,” said Brian Cox, chief executive officer of Stack.
Stack was created officially in January 2019 by Investment fund IPI Partners, starting with the six data centers it had acquired from T5 and Infomart. IPI further raised an expansion fund which amounted to $850 million in the same month for Stack Infrastructure.
The initial acquisitions gave Stack an instant presence in major colocation markets, including Dallas Fort Worth, Atlanta, Chicago, Portland, and Silicon Valley, along with land on which it plans to develop wholesale colocation space thereafter.
During the company’s expansion last year, Stack moved into New Albany Ohio through the acquisition of a Tier III financial data center. It has also begun to expand its Portland campus, and announced addition of multi-story facility with 20MW power capacity to the Chicago campus.
In total, Stack Infrastructure is now present in seven data center markets. The company adds that the new Silicon Valley project has been named an Economic Development priority by both PG&E and the State of California.