Wholesale data center developer and operator Prime Data Centers, has just announced the establishment of a pre-lease contract with Cyxtera for the new 9MW data center facility currently under construction in Santa Clara, California.

Based on the contract, Cyxtera has leased the entire facility space from Prime to expand its colocation portfolio and further provide additional capacity to its existing facilities in Silicon Valley and Chicago.

“Adding a company with the global reach and resources of Cyxtera to Prime’s customer list advances our mission of fostering strong partnerships in the industry,” said Jeff Barber, EVP Sales and Marketing at Prime.

“Prime strives to develop creative and transparent partnerships such as this, where both parties can realize not only economic benefits but also gain efficiencies via unique and flexible contract structures designed to support the specific needs of the tenant.”

Prime Data Centers recently began construction on this Silicon Valley four-story data center site which was first announced in October 2020. The completed project is expected to deliver about 121,000 square feet of data center space. Although the facility was scheduled to be ready in 2021, the opening date has now been moved to 2022.

“Our customers and partners require access to world-class colocation services and seamless interconnection solutions in top tier markets. By adding a new facility in Silicon Valley and bringing more capacity online in our existing facilities there and in Chicago, we’re able to continue delivering Cyxtera’s innovative solutions to even more of our existing and prospective customers,” said Nelson Fonseca, President & CEO of Cyxtera.

Powered by the latest $5 billion investment partnership with digital infrastructure investment firm Macquarie Capital, Prime Data Centers plans a massive expansion over the next 10 years across America and Europe, in addition to its three planned data center locations across California.