Colocation service provider Stream Data Centers, has just announced the opening of its new Phoenix facility, a 418,000 square foot hyperscale data center in Goodyear, Arizona.

The new 4.5MW data center (Phoenix I) is the first of five buildings planned for Stream’s new 157-acre campus in the West Valley. Upon completion of all phases, the campus is expected to span about 2 million square feet of critical load capacity spread across five buildings, and all will be supported by a 350MW onsite Arizona Public Service Electric Company (APS) substation.

“Once again, I’m proud of the great work completed by our internal and external teams, including our construction partners and supply chain providers, who overcame the challenges from the global pandemic to deliver a world-class facility in Goodyear,” said Chris Kincaid, SVP of Construction at Stream Data Centers.

“Additionally, working alongside the City of Goodyear was a great experience, as their ongoing partnership allowed us to complete the first phase of the project on schedule during an otherwise challenging year.”

According to Stream, its investment in the 350MW APS substation will help in delivering low-cost energy coupled with the Phoenix market’s tax incentive. The company is also leveraging the Arizona State Computer Data Center Program which allows exemptions to be applied to items such as monitoring software and servers.

“Over our 21 years serving global enterprise and hyperscale providers, we’ve seen increasing focus on deploying in markets with smart tax incentives. On a large deployment, our customers can spend several hundred million dollars in IT equipment and infrastructure,” said Rob Kennedy, Co-Managing Partner of Stream Data Centers.

“Data center-friendly markets like Goodyear give our customers access to favorable tax incentives, highly skilled workforces and stable operating environments where they can deploy with confidence.”

In July, Stream Data Centers announced that Phoenix I was near-completion, when it became part of the Cox Business fiber network.