Equinix has just announced the expansion of its data center campus in Silicon Valley with the development of a new facility at the company’s Great Oaks site in San Jose.

Codenamed SV11, the new two-story data center project requires up to $142 million for its development and scheduled to open precisely on June 30, 2021. The facility is targeted at premium data center services customers, and will serve them with the company’s International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center platform along with access to its renewable energy procurement offerings.

“Digital transformation continues to accelerate at an unprecedented rate. In fact, 47% of respondents in a recent Equinix survey of enterprise IT decision-makers said they have accelerated their digital transformation plans. SV11 is another example of our commitment to provide our customers with the right places, partners and possibilities for their digital transformations now and in the future.” said Jon Lin, President, Americas, Equinix.

The initial phase of SV11 is expected to provide more than 61,000 square feet of colocation space to house up to 1,450 cabinets. Upon full build, the facility is planned to provide a total capacity for 2,950 cabinets.  SV11 is also interconnected with other Equinix data centers located adjacent on the Silicon Valley campus including SV1, SV5 and SV10, giving customers more abilities to interconnect to key network and cloud service providers such as, including Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud.

With the opening of SV11, Equinix will have fourteen operational data centers on its Silicon Valley campus. The addition of SV11 further brings Equinix’s local economy investment to more than $1.25 billion including its Great Oaks campus which has additional land in the area for future expansion.

This announcement follows Equinix’s plan to open its first data center BX1 in Bordeaux, France. The facility is expected to be the first carrier-neutral data center in the New Aquitaine region, featuring a modular design and a colocation space of approximately 32,000 square feet.