Vantage Data Centers has today announced the commencement of its campus expansion projects in Northern Virginia (NoVa) and Silicon Valley, California.

According to the company, these expansions are responses to the increased customer demand for hyperscale data center space in recent months. The 68MW expansion projects include the construction of additional data center facilities at Vantage’s Northern Virginia campus and its second Silicon Valley campus.

“Vantage continues to experience a heightened global demand for hyperscale data center services. Because our customers want to grow with us across multiple markets, we continue to develop sustainable, state-of-the-art facilities across our portfolio, including in the world’s top data center markets,” said Sureel Choksi, president and CEO of Vantage Data Centers.

In Northern Virginia, Vantage has started construction of the new data center VA12, which is the second of five planned facilities on the 42-acre campus. Upon completion, VA12 is expected feature 36MW of IT capacity, spanning more than 250,000 square feet.

Vantage is also expanding its presence in Silicon Valley as the company has begun construction of CA23 on its second Santa Clara campus. This newest facility will consist of more than 200,000 square feet of data center space and provide customers with 32MW of IT capacity. Upon completion of the new data center, the Santa Clara campus will have a total of three facilities and 77MW of IT capacity.

CA23 is located on a nine-acre site which is less than two miles from Vantage’s flagship campus, with a total of six facilities that collectively offer 77MW of IT capacity. Combined, Vantage’s two Santa Clara campuses will provide customers with a total of nine facilities and 154MW of capacity in Silicon Valley.

Phase one of VA12 is expected to be operational in Q1 2021 while CA23 is slated for completion in the second half of 2021.