Delivering Soon: San Antonio's Newest Data Center
Stream Data Centers is delivering Stream Private Data Center this month in Westover Hills. SVP Anthony Bolner tells us his firm built here because San Antonio has become a significant data center market over the last decade. Several major users (like Microsoft, which is expanding its facility now, and the NSA) have their facilities here because it’s a safe location—without Houston’s hurricanes or Dallas’ tornadoes—and has very good connectivity. San Antonio also boasts a very stable power infrastructure with large available capacity, regulated market with stable pricing, and a diverse generation mix (including 14% nuclear, 13% wind, and 3% solar).
If that’s not enough to draw you to San Antonio, Anthony says there's also been a number of new substations built recently, and Texas House Bill 1223 provides a sales tax exemption to large data center users. Stream Private Data Center will deliver fully commissioned in a few weeks with 1.2 MW of critical load, with scalability up to 7.2 MW. It’s spec, and Anthony tells us no one has signed on yet, but activity in the sector is very good. His project is well suited to a large corporate user, but is also divisible. It’s certified Tier 3 design and LEED Silver.