Hyperscale data center provider Vantage Data Centers, has today announced the completion of phase one of VA12, the second data center facility at its Northern Virginia campus.

VA12 is designed to offer up to 32MW of IT load capacity and span more than 250,000 square feet upon full build. As announced, the newly opened initial phase of the facility now provides hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises with 16MW of critical IT capacity, complimenting Vantage’s existing 30MW facility on the Northern Virginia campus VA11.

The new data center is the second of five planned facilities at Vantage’s Northern Virginia campus and expected to leverage the solar and wind energy sources available on the campus.

“This past year, Vantage quickly ramped up our construction schedule to meet the skyrocketing demand for capacity in Northern Virginia,” said Jeff Tench, the newly named president of North America, Vantage Data Centers.

“The first phase of VA12 was brought online in just 10 months, which is a testament to our team and our strategic approach to design and construction for accelerating time to market for our customers.”

This opening follows the expansion of Vantage Data Centers’ executive team with the appointment of Jeff Tench, as the new president, North America; and Valerie Finberg, as chief of staff and vice president, investor relations.

Tench joined Vantage from Cognizant, where he served as global head of the company’s Microsoft Business Group. Bringing about 25 years of experience in technology, telecommunications and IT services to Vantage, he is now responsible for driving the company’s continued growth across North America with overall P&L responsibility for Vantage’s U.S. and Canada businesses across eight campuses in six markets.

Finberg joined Vantage after her tenure at Lumen Technologies and its predecessor companies, CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications, where she was vice president, investor relations. She now serves as chief of staff and acts as lead liaison with Vantage’s investors and other stakeholders.